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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 is Newland and May's wedding held?
(a) Boca Raton
(b) New York
(c) Boston
(d) Philadelphia

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

3. For what reason does Newland approve of the divorce?
(a) Ellen's husband treated her poorly
(b) Ellen's husband has an illegitimate child
(c) Ellen's husband is a gay man
(d) Ellen's husband had an affair

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

5. What angers Newland when he arrives at the answer to #43?
(a) He has forgotten his calling cards
(b) He has come on the wrong day
(c) He sees Julius Beaufort
(d) He has mud on his shoes

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Newland send to Ellen?

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

4. Who do the van der Luydens agree to include in an upcoming dinner party?

5. What does May suspect about Newland?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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