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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. How did Newland plan to inform May of his plan?
(a) Send her a long letter
(b) Talk to her over dinner
(c) Leave her a note
(d) Talk to her before going to bed

2. What does Newland discover during the honeymoon?
(a) He is disappointed in May
(b) He is madly in love with his new wife
(c) He has to get used to being married
(d) He wants the marriage annulled

3. Who is it rumored will soon lose all his money?
(a) Mr. van der Luyden
(b) Julius Beaufort
(c) Andrew Carnegie
(d) John D. Rockefeller

4. Why does Mrs. Mingott want Ellen to stay in New York?
(a) To help care for her
(b) To get involved in the arts
(c) To find a new husband
(d) To manage her household

5. Why does May not want to attend the event of #92?
(a) She has a migraine
(b) She cannot get used to the time change
(c) She is too tired
(d) She does not know what to wear or what to say

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Mr. Riviere?

2. What does Newland reason is the only way Ellen would return to her husband?

3. What does Newland find when he reaches the house where Ellen is staying?

4. How does Ellen react when Newland kisses her palm?

5. Where will Ellen's train arrive?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the purpose of Newland's being summoned to see Mrs. Mingott?

2. Why is May hesitant about attending a dinner party while on the honeymoon trip in Europe?

3. How does Newland once again raise May's suspicions about his intentions with Ellen?

4. What is the suspected cause of Mrs. Mingott's stroke?

5. What two rumors about Julius Beaufort surface in Chapter 26?

6. What is the state of Newland and May's marriage and family twenty-five-years after Ellen returns to Europe?

7. How does Newland miss an opportunity to talk to Ellen while at Newport?

8. What is Mr. Riviere's opinion about Ellen returning to her husband?

9. How does the author show that Newland and May are settling into a boring, routine marriage.

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

(see the answer keys)

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