Les Liaisons Dangereuses Test | Final Test - Easy

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. For what does Cécile blame herself the most?
(a) She thinks she should have resisted Valmont more.
(b) She thinks her mother was sad and disappointed.
(c) She thinks of Danceny too much.
(d) She broke a promise to Valmont.

2. How does Madame de Rosemonde respond to Madame de Tourvel's news concerning herself and Valmont?
(a) With rage and harsh words.
(b) With confusion and curiosity.
(c) With calm, pious acceptance.
(d) With disappointment and censure.

3. What does Valmont entice Danceny to do?
(a) Apologize to Madame de Volanges for leading her daughter astray.
(b) Abandon his excursion with Merteuil in favor of secretly meeting with Cécile.
(c) Use one of Cécile's maids as a way to practice his sexual technique.
(d) Choose Merteuil, an experienced lover, over Cécile, an ignorant girl.

4. What does the unsigned note to Danceny communicate?
(a) It warns him that charges may be laid against him.
(b) It suggests that he elope with Cécile.
(c) It asks him for forgiveness for Valmont's actions.
(d) It vehemently accuses him of devilish acts.

5. What does Merteuil worry about Madame de Volanges?
(a) That no one will believe Merteuil's version of events.
(b) That everyone will discover it was a sham.
(c) That the business with Prévan will damage her reputation.
(d) That maybe she really loves Prévan.

6. What does Cécile do that surprises her mother?
(a) Vehemently expresses her disgust for Merteuil.
(b) Begs to die like Madame de Tourvel.
(c) Confesses the truth of her relationship with Valmont.
(d) Goes to a convent to become a nun.

7. How does Merteuil increase sympathy for herself?
(a) She pretends to be ill.
(b) She keeps quiet and the mystery deepens.
(c) She claims to have been raped.
(d) She asserts that Prévan robbed her.

8. What does Valmont instruct his valet to do in Paris?
(a) Spy on Madame de Tourvel.
(b) Beg to Merteuil for help on Valmont's behalf.
(c) Enlist the help of Danceny in seducing Madame de Tourvel.
(d) Pretend to be in love with Madame de Tourvel.

9. How does Madame de Tourvel feel about Valmont?
(a) She idolizes him.
(b) She fears him.
(c) She abhors him.
(d) She pities him.

10. What has Merteuil begun to think about Belleroche?
(a) She thinks he is a better lover than Valmont.
(b) She has suspicions that he has another lover.
(c) She becomes tired of him and needs a break.
(d) She considers marrying him.

11. What does Madame de Tourvel reveal to Valmont in letter 90?
(a) That she is dying.
(b) That she loves him.
(c) That she hates him.
(d) That she needs to leave the country.

12. Why does Gercourt wish to delay his and Cécile's marriage?
(a) He wants to travel in Italy with a relative.
(b) He wishes for time to allow Cécile to grow up.
(c) He has cold feet.
(d) His regiment will move further away.

13. What is Madame de Tourvel's reaction upon being left alone in her room with Valmont?
(a) She professes her undying love for him.
(b) She bursts into tears and calls for her maid.
(c) She refuses to have anything to do with him.
(d) She goes into delirious convulsions.

14. What does Valmont teach Cécile when they are alone together?
(a) How to be modest and seem virginal for Gercourt.
(b) How to become the next Merteuil.
(c) How to take precautions against pregnancy.
(d) Dirty language and sexual positions.

15. How does Madame de Rosemonde learn of Madame de Tourvel's death?
(a) By asking Cécile why she is sad.
(b) In a letter from Bertrand.
(c) In a letter from Madame de Volanges.
(d) By reading the announcement in the Paris newspapers.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Prévan get into Merteuil's room on the night of his apparent victory?

2. What happens to Cécile when Valmont's door opens while they are together?

3. What does Merteuil advise Cécile to do after being raped by Valmont?

4. What does Madame de Rosemonde warn Madame de Tourvel about in letter 126?

5. In letter 147, what startling news does Madame de Volanges notify Madame de Rosemonde of?

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