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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 is the event that occurs in Chapter 3?
(a) The Easter Parade
(b) Annual Beaufort Ball
(c) The Christmas Bazaar
(d) The Nutcracker Ballet

2. What does Newland caution Ellen about regarding the divorce?
(a) She will not get what she deserves
(b) Public accusations will ensue
(c) It may take a little longer than she thinks
(d) Her husband will never agree to it

3. Why does Mrs. Mingott not leave her house?
(a) She is too obese
(b) She is blind
(c) She is paralyzed
(d) She is a hermit

4. What convinces May that Newland wants to marry her?
(a) He gets down on one knee
(b) He denies any allegations
(c) He cries when she questions him
(d) He tells her he will do anything she wants

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the event of the season?

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

3. What does Ellen say she will gain through the divorce?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way does Newland show his growing fondness for Ellen?

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

3. Explain Newland and May's betrothal visits.

4. Explain Newland's conflict in being asked to handle Ellen's divorce?

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

6. What does Newland do after the awkward meeting with Ellen at Skuytercliff?

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

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

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

10. What issue does Newland bring up again when he sees May?

(see the answer keys)

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