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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Merteuil effectively refuse to do with Valmont?
(a) Mentor Cécile for him.
(b) Cover up for him.
(c) Have a sexual relationship with him.
(d) Share seduction stories.
2. How does Merteuil's story end?
(a) She is bankrupt, disfigured, and shunned.
(b) She becomes celebrated, adored, and idolized.
(c) She travels the Continent to seduce more men.
(d) She goes into hiding and assumes a false name.
3. What does Cécile assert to Danceny after his letter reveals his suspicions?
(a) That she and Valmont decided not to listen to Danceny.
(b) That she will refuse to see him again.
(c) That her mother will never discover Cécile's plan.
(d) That if they will both be unhappy, it won't be entirely her fault.
4. 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 disappointment and censure.
(d) With calm, pious acceptance.
5. What does Valmont do when alone with Cécile in her room?
(a) He rapes her.
(b) He lectures her.
(c) He comforts her.
(d) He terrorizes her.
6. What happens to Prévan after Merteuil gets done with him?
(a) He duels with Merteuil's lover, Belleroche.
(b) He proclaims himself innocent in a court of law.
(c) He flees the country in disgrace.
(d) His commander orders his arrest.
7. Upon what does Merteuil instruct Danceny in letter 121?
(a) Upon his communications with Madame de Volanges.
(b) Upon his duties to his order of knights.
(c) Upon improving his contrived writing style.
(d) Upon his lovemaking technique.
8. What physical condition makes it difficult for Madame de Rosemonde to write letters?
9. What does Merteuil think is dull above all else?
(a) Men who only use one method of seduction over and over.
(b) Men who attract women through their intellect, not their personalities.
(c) Women who sleep with men only because they can't say "no."
(d) Women whose coyness borders on rude dismissiveness.
10. What is Merteuil careful to say in Prévan's hearing when they meet for the second time?
(a) That she fancies a dashing young man.
(b) That she grows weary of widowhood.
(c) That she feels faint and needs to lie down.
(d) That she will be at home in two days.
11. What does Madame de Rosemonde advise Madame de Volanges do about Cécile?
(a) Punish her by depriving her of attention.
(b) Allow her to take the veil.
(c) Leave her to her own immoral devices.
(d) Encourage her to marry the Comte de Gercourt.
12. What does Valmont suspect about Cécile?
(a) That she has fallen in love with him.
(b) That she is unwittingly pregnant.
(c) That she has seduced him.
(d) That she is carrying on with Danceny.
13. What does Madame de Rosemonde warn Madame de Tourvel about in letter 126?
(a) She warns her that Valmont is only interested in ruining women.
(b) She warns her that Valmont has another lover.
(c) She warns her that Valmont's illness is deadly.
(d) She warns her that Valmont is a fugitive.
14. What does Valmont brag about to Merteuil at the beginning of Part IV?
(a) He successfully seduced Madame de Tourvel.
(b) He made Cécile his love-slave.
(c) He publicly humiliated Madame de Volanges.
(d) He wounded Danceny in a duel.
15. By letter 148, whom has Danceny taken as a lover?
Short Answer Questions
1. In letter 147, what startling news does Madame de Volanges notify Madame de Rosemonde of?
2. What does Madame de Tourvel regret in letter 124?
3. What does Valmont know Merteuil dislikes reading about?
4. What about Valmont worries Madame de Tourvel?
5. Upon what does Valmont blame the incident which causes Madame de Tourvel to think Valmont does not love her?
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