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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Madame de Rosemonde offer Madame de Tourvel in her return letter?
(a) Understanding, forgiveness, and hope.
(b) Happiness, joy, and congratulations.
(c) Confusion, curiosity, and ignorance.
(d) Censure, chastisement, and disappointment.
2. Why is Madame de Tourvel suddenly convinced that Valmont no longer loves her?
(a) She saw him in the company of a prostitute.
(b) She received a cold, dismissive letter from him.
(c) She observes signs of his disinterest.
(d) She saw a vision of her husband.
3. What does Danceny complain to Merteuil about in letter 118?
(a) Their current inability to be with each other.
(b) Valmont's relationship with Cécile.
(c) Merteuil's lover, Belleroche.
(d) Cécile's coyness about his love for her.
4. In letter 83, how does Valmont try to convince Madame de Tourvel to love him?
(a) He threatens to kill her husband if she does not love him.
(b) He asserts that all love, no matter what kind, is good.
(c) He argues that she is selfish and vain in refusing him.
(d) He threatens to kill himself if she will not love him.
5. How does Danceny respond upon learning of Valmont's treachery?
(a) By despairing and killing himself.
(b) By telling Cécile.
(c) By calling for Valmont's arrest.
(d) By challenging Valmont to a duel.
6. Whom does Cécile enlist as help in her escapades with her lover?
(a) Her mother's cook.
(b) Valmont's butler.
(c) The house porter.
(d) Her old nurse.
7. Valmont asserts that a girl who has no respect for her mother will what?
(a) Have no self-respect, either.
(b) Have a moral mindset.
(c) Have no idea what love is about.
(d) Have concerns about sex.
8. What does Valmont brag about to Merteuil at the beginning of Part IV?
(a) He publicly humiliated Madame de Volanges.
(b) He successfully seduced Madame de Tourvel.
(c) He made Cécile his love-slave.
(d) He wounded Danceny in a duel.
9. What is the reason for Valmont's seduction of Madame de Tourvel, according to what Valmont tells Merteuil in letter 133?
(a) Valmont gladly took on Madame de Tourvel's seduction on a dare.
(b) Valmont was bored and wanted a project to occupy his time.
(c) Valmont wanted to investigate his own seductive powers.
(d) Valmont felt he needed more practice at ordinary seductions.
10. Who is Valmont's valet?
11. What does Danceny resolve to do at the end of the novel?
(a) Collect the letters from everyone and publish them.
(b) Continue to love Cécile from afar until his dying day.
(c) Pine away and die a lonely, pitiful death.
(d) Take vows as a member of the Knights of Malta.
12. What does Cécile assert to Danceny after his letter reveals his suspicions?
(a) That she will refuse to see him again.
(b) That her mother will never discover Cécile's plan.
(c) That she and Valmont decided not to listen to Danceny.
(d) That if they will both be unhappy, it won't be entirely her fault.
13. What reflection does Madame de Rosemonde offer to Danceny in letter 171?
(a) True love is a myth, and pleasure is the only worthwhile pursuit.
(b) Happiness lies within the bounds of law and religion.
(c) All sexual adventures are forgivable.
(d) Human nature is irreconcilably bad.
14. What does Madame de Tourvel reveal to Valmont in letter 90?
(a) That she loves him.
(b) That she is dying.
(c) That she hates him.
(d) That she needs to leave the country.
15. What does Madame de Tourvel regret in letter 124?
(a) That she must be forever miserable for sacrificing Valmont.
(b) That she lost Madame de Rosemonde's respect.
(c) That Valmont returned all her letters instead of keeping them.
(d) That she must agree to whatever Valmont asks of her.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Madame de Tourvel feel about Valmont?
2. Why has Merteuil never remarried?
3. What does Valmont entice Danceny to do?
4. What does Merteuil advise Madame de Volanges regarding Cécile?
5. How long has Valmont spent seducing Madame de Tourvel?
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