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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 Orleans
(c) Philadelphia
(d) New York City

2. What does the answer to #73 ask Newland?
(a) Where he and May will live
(b) Why he did not marry Ellen
(c) Where he proposed to May
(d) What are his career goals

3. Where does Newland go the next evening?
(a) The Oak Room
(b) Ellen Olenska's house
(c) The opera
(d) His gentleman's club

4. How does Ellen Olenska appear to Newland when he sees her at a dinner party?
(a) Much younger than she looked before
(b) Pale and older than her age
(c) Tan and energetic
(d) Tired and drawn

5. What type of people live in the area where Ellen lives?
(a) Writers and artists
(b) Hispanic people
(c) Wealthy people
(d) Black people

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who occupies Newland's thoughts these days?

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

4. What does Newland tell May?

5. For what reason does Newland approve of the divorce?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What deceitful behavior does Newland exhibit in Chapter 22?

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

4. How does Newland determine that he is kept out of many family discussions?

5. What is the irony of Newland seeing Mr. Riviere when he returns to New York?

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

7. Who is Ellen Olenska?

8. Explain Newland and May's betrothal visits.

9. What is Newland's reaction when Ellen tells him they cannot run away together?

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

(see the answer keys)

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