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

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

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

4. What does Ellen do when Newland asks her to stop the divorce petition?
(a) She storms out of the room
(b) She abruptly agrees with him
(c) She says she will hire a different attorney
(d) She asks Newland to leave

5. Who does Newland visit when he returns to New York?
(a) Mrs. Mingott
(b) Mrs. Welland
(c) Mrs. van der Luyden
(d) Mrs. Beaufort

Short Answer Questions

1. What else does Newland tell Ellen?

2. What question does Ellen ask of Newland?

3. Who do Newland and May visit first on their betrothal visits?

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

5. What does Newland consider his job to be regarding May?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Newland feel about Ellen's rumored involvement with her husband's secretary?

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

5. Who is Ellen Olenska?

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

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

8. Describe how the van der Luydens show their power in New York society.

9. Explain Newland and May's betrothal visits.

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

(see the answer keys)

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