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

2. Where does Newland spend the weekend?
(a) The Beauforts' estate
(b) The Reggies' estate
(c) Skuytercliff
(d) The Welland vacation home

3. Why is Ellen's family pleased with Newland?
(a) He has convinced Ellen to drop the divorce
(b) He sends flowers to Ellen
(c) He helped Ellen with her finances
(d) He helped Ellen find a house

4. Where do Newland and May spend the first few days of their marriage?
(a) The Ritz
(b) The Four Seasons
(c) Skuytercliff
(d) The Patroon House

5. Who is Newland Archer's fiancee?
(a) Elaine van der Luyden
(b) Ellen Olenska
(c) Janey Welland
(d) May Welland

Short Answer Questions

1. Who has been asked to handle the divorce case?

2. What is the event that occurs in Chapter 3?

3. Ellen's aunt tells her that someone has sent her ______________________.

4. Where is Ellen when Newland finds her at the beginning of Chapter 15?

5. Where does Newland go at the beginning of Chapter 12?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the opinion of Ellen held by the Archer family members?

2. How does Ellen exhibit unconventional behavior in public in Chapter 8?

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

4. How does the author indicate Ellen's feelings for Newland at this point?

5. What conflicting messages does Newland receive about Ellen's feelings for him in Chapter 15?

6. How does May catch Newland in another deceit about his relationship with Ellen?

7. How does Newland respond while traveling in Europe and receiving an invitation to visit Ellen at her home?

8. What is the state of Newland and May's marriage and family twenty-five-years after Ellen returns to Europe?

9. How does Ellen show her disdain for her husband?

10. What is the news that finally thwarts Newland and Ellen's ever being together?

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