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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. Who dines at the Archer household the night after the ball?
(a) Julius and Regina Beaufort
(b) Mr. and Mrs. van der Luyden
(c) Countess Olenska
(d) Mr. Stillerton Jackson

2. What does Newland tell May?
(a) He sent flowers to Ellen
(b) He has his wedding guest list finished
(c) He is going out of town for a few days
(d) He found them a great apartment

3. What does Ellen say she will gain through the divorce?
(a) Her freedom
(b) An estate
(c) Her jewels
(d) An art collection

4. What does the telegram say?
(a) The Wellands have agreed to let May marry Newland soon
(b) The Wellands are returning from their vacation earlier than expected
(c) The Wellands want May to break her engagement to Newland
(d) The Wellands have invited Ellen to visit them in Florida

5. 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

Short Answer Questions

1. What convinces May that Newland wants to marry her?

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

3. Where is Newland sitting at the beginning of Chapter 13?

4. Why do the Wellands choose the location for their vacation?

5. In what city is Newland and May's wedding held?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Newland maintain a flirtation with Ellen?

3. What is the turning point of the book as exhibited in Chapter 19?

4. How does Newland perceive his role as May's future husband?

5. What does Ellen do to create some drama in her relationship with Newland?

6. Explain Newland and May's betrothal visits.

7. What does Ellen decide about her divorce after discussing it with Newland?

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

9. Describe the Beauforts and their place in New York society.

10. Why does Newland visit Mrs. Mingott when he returns to New York?

(see the answer keys)

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