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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 wants the divorce case to be dropped?
(a) Janey Archer
(b) Mrs. van der Luyden
(c) Ellen's family
(d) Julius Beaufort

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

3. What is the general consensus about Countess Olenska?
(a) She is extremely beautiful
(b) She is a welcome change of pace
(c) She is a valuable fundraiser
(d) She is an undesirable person

4. What is Skuytercliff?
(a) The Welland family estate
(b) Julius Beaufort's yacht
(c) A resort area
(d) The van der Luyden's country estate

5. What do Newland and May do at the beginning of Chapter 10?
(a) Take a walk in the park
(b) Plan their honeymoon
(c) Go to the theater
(d) Take dancing lessons

Short Answer Questions

1. Chapter 19 marks the beginning of _____________________.

2. Why does Mrs. Mingott not leave her house?

3. Ellen sends Newland a letter asking him _________________________________.

4. What does Newland caution Ellen about regarding the divorce?

5. Who does Newland see on his way out of Mrs. Mingott's house?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who is Ellen Olenska?

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

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

6. What convinces May that Newland really does want to marry her?

7. How does Newland maintain a flirtation with Ellen?

8. On what issue does Newland ask May to violate social norms?

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

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

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