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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Newland think of his fiancee, May Welland?
(a) She is brilliant
(b) She is beautiful and innocent
(c) She is dull
(d) She is cunning and manipulative

2. How does May react to Newland's request?
(a) She is reluctant
(b) She is depressed
(c) She is really happy
(d) She is shocked

3. In what city is Newland and May's wedding held?
(a) New York
(b) Boston
(c) Philadelphia
(d) Boca Raton

4. Who is the main character who arrives late at the opera?
(a) Newland Archer
(b) Janey Archer
(c) Henry van der Luyden
(d) Mrs. Manson Mingott

5. What is Newland's objection to handling the divorce?
(a) He is practically family
(b) His case load is too heavy
(c) He has a conflict of interest
(d) He does not handle divorce cases

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Newland consider his marriage to May to be?

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

3. What type of flowers does Newland send to Ellen that night?

4. Where do Newland and May spend the first few days of their marriage?

5. Who does Newland discover is visiting Ellen?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why Newland is both baffled and pleased by a visit to Ellen's home.

2. What legal case is Newland asked to handle in which he feels a conflict of interest?

3. How does Newland's sudden change of plans betray his feelings for Ellen?

4. How does Newland once again raise May's suspicions about his intentions with Ellen?

5. How do Newland and Ellen finally reveal their true feelings for each other?

6. What is the setting for the story and the first chapter in particular?

7. What is the reason for the Wellands' annual trip to Florida?

8. How are Newland's feelings for Ellen obvious despite his attempts at decorum?

9. What is Newland's reaction when Ellen tells him they cannot run away together?

10. What is the purpose of Newland's being summoned to see Mrs. Mingott?

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