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. How does Cécile respond to Merteuil's advice about her relationship with Valmont?
(a) She is confused and asks Merteuil if she really means what she wrote.
(b) She rebels against Merteuil and elopes with Danceny.
(c) She agrees with Merteuil and decides to enjoy Valmont's company.
(d) She disagrees with Merteuil and resolves never to see Valmont again.

2. 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 goes into delirious convulsions.
(c) She refuses to have anything to do with him.
(d) She bursts into tears and calls for her maid.

3. By letter 148, whom has Danceny taken as a lover?
(a) Cécile.
(b) Merteuil.
(c) Julie.
(d) Rosalind.

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

5. 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.

6. What does Merteuil advise Madame de Volanges regarding Cécile?
(a) To maintain her engagement to Gercourt.
(b) To allow her to elope with Danceny.
(c) To disown her and throw her out on the street.
(d) To shut her away in a convent.

7. What does Merteuil advise Valmont to tell Madame de Tourvel?
(a) Her beauty has been diminished by her recent anger.
(b) He is leaving the country because he can no longer stand her.
(c) He no longer loves her, but it's not his fault.
(d) He wants to duel her husband in order to marry her.

8. What does Merteuil effectively refuse to do with Valmont?
(a) Share seduction stories.
(b) Mentor Cécile for him.
(c) Cover up for him.
(d) Have a sexual relationship with him.

9. What does Valmont do when alone with Cécile in her room?
(a) He comforts her.
(b) He lectures her.
(c) He rapes her.
(d) He terrorizes her.

10. What news does Bertrand bring to Madame de Rosemonde?
(a) The news of Madame de Volanges' death.
(b) The news of Cécile's insanity.
(c) The news of Valmont's triumph.
(d) The news of Valmont's death.

11. How does Valmont and Madame de Tourvel's first sexual encounter go?
(a) She surprises him with her refined technique.
(b) They are interrupted by a servant halfway through.
(c) She faints and he rapes her.
(d) It is a mutually satisfying experience.

12. About what does Valmont mock Merteuil in letter 158?
(a) Her incapability of managing her affairs.
(b) Her non-meeting with Danceny.
(c) Her rapidly aging features.
(d) Her lack of true friends.

13. What does Madame de Rosemonde warn Madame de Tourvel about in letter 126?
(a) She warns her that Valmont is a fugitive.
(b) She warns her that Valmont's illness is deadly.
(c) She warns her that Valmont is only interested in ruining women.
(d) She warns her that Valmont has another lover.

14. Valmont asserts that a girl who has no respect for her mother will what?
(a) Have concerns about sex.
(b) Have no idea what love is about.
(c) Have no self-respect, either.
(d) Have a moral mindset.

15. What happens to Prévan after Merteuil gets done with him?
(a) His commander orders his arrest.
(b) He duels with Merteuil's lover, Belleroche.
(c) He flees the country in disgrace.
(d) He proclaims himself innocent in a court of law.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom does Valmont write to ask about seeing Madame de Tourvel?

2. Why does Gercourt wish to delay his and Cécile's marriage?

3. What physical condition makes it difficult for Madame de Rosemonde to write letters?

4. What does Madame de Tourvel send to Madame de Rosemonde?

5. What does Madame de Tourvel confess to Madame de Rosemonde?

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