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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is a guest at Skuytercliff?
(a) May
(b) Janey
(c) Ellen
(d) Mrs. Mingott

2. Who do Newland and Mrs. Archer visit in Chapter 7?
(a) Countess and Count Olenska
(b) John. D. and Mary Rockefeller
(c) Henry and Louisa van der Luyden
(d) Julius and Regina Beaufort

3. What else does Newland tell Ellen?
(a) May does not really like Ellen
(b) May has broken the engagement
(c) May wants to live in Florida
(d) Ellen is the woman he would like to marry if it were possible

4. In what city does the story take place?
(a) Boston
(b) New Orleans
(c) New York City
(d) Philadelphia

5. Where do the Wellands go on their annual vacation?
(a) Hawaii
(b) California
(c) The Bahamas
(d) Florida

6. What does Newland send to Ellen?
(a) Pink roses
(b) Theater tickets
(c) A note
(d) Earrings

7. What does Newland consider his marriage to May to be?
(a) A marriage of convenience
(b) A match made in heaven
(c) A life of passion
(d) The perfect arrangement

8. Who does Newland see on his way out of Mrs. Mingott's house?
(a) Regina Beaufort
(b) Ellen Olenska
(c) Mrs. Welland
(d) Mrs. van der Luyden

9. What does Ellen tell Newland before leaving?
(a) That she thinks he is very handsome
(b) That she expects he will call on her the next evening
(c) That she enjoyed his company at dinner
(d) That she is sorry that they had not met many years ago

10. Who do Newland and May visit first on their betrothal visits?
(a) Mrs. Archer
(b) Countess Olenska
(c) Mrs. Welland
(d) Mrs. Mingott

11. Ellen sends Newland a letter asking him _________________________________.
(a) to visit her the following night
(b) to give her some advice on investments
(c) to stop sending the flowers
(d) to start the divorce proceedings

12. What frustrates Newland about May?
(a) She has a grating laugh
(b) She bites her nails
(c) She wants a bigger engagement ring
(d) She always relies on the opinions of her parents or him

13. What does the answer to #73 ask Newland?
(a) Where he and May will live
(b) Where he proposed to May
(c) Why he did not marry Ellen
(d) What are his career goals

14. Of what action of Ellen's does Newland approve?
(a) Buying a new wardrobe
(b) Purchasing a home
(c) Getting a divorce
(d) Using her inheritance

15. Who had sent the object in #79?
(a) Count Oleska
(b) Newland Archer
(c) Mr. van der Luyden
(d) Julius Beaufort

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the law firm's position on the divorce?

2. Who occupies Newland's thoughts these days?

3. How does May react to Newland's request?

4. What is the general consensus about Countess Olenska?

5. Who dines at the Archer household the night after the ball?

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