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. What does Valmont suspect about Cécile?
(a) That she has seduced him.
(b) That she is unwittingly pregnant.
(c) That she has fallen in love with him.
(d) That she is carrying on with Danceny.

2. 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 shut her away in a convent.
(d) To disown her and throw her out on the street.

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

4. Who is Valmont's valet?
(a) Philippe.
(b) Gerard.
(c) Bertram.
(d) Azolan.

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

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

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

8. What is Merteuil careful to say in Prévan's hearing when they meet for the second time?
(a) That she feels faint and needs to lie down.
(b) That she grows weary of widowhood.
(c) That she fancies a dashing young man.
(d) That she will be at home in two days.

9. What physical condition makes it difficult for Madame de Rosemonde to write letters?
(a) Rheumatism.
(b) Blindness.
(c) Influenza.
(d) Dementia.

10. How does Danceny respond upon learning of Valmont's treachery?
(a) By calling for Valmont's arrest.
(b) By challenging Valmont to a duel.
(c) By despairing and killing himself.
(d) By telling Cécile.

11. Upon what does Merteuil instruct Danceny in letter 121?
(a) Upon improving his contrived writing style.
(b) Upon his communications with Madame de Volanges.
(c) Upon his lovemaking technique.
(d) Upon his duties to his order of knights.

12. What did the person whom Valmont sent to Madame de Tourvel do?
(a) The person argued against Valmont's case.
(b) The person told the legal authorities about Valmont's activities.
(c) The person suggested Madame de Tourvel run away.
(d) The person convinced her to see Valmont.

13. What is the ultimatum Valmont offers Merteuil?
(a) He resolves to be either her lover or her enemy.
(b) He demands that she publish her collection of letters, or he will.
(c) He demands that she submit to him or die.
(d) He offers a life of pleasure or a life of regret.

14. What does Valmont order Merteuil to do?
(a) Abandon her affair with Belleroche.
(b) Abandon her affair with Danceny.
(c) Abandon her tutelage of Cécile.
(d) Abandon her friendship with Madame de Volanges.

15. What does Merteuil assert that Madame de Tourvel is doing to Valmont?
(a) Hardening his heart.
(b) Leading him on.
(c) Boring him to death.
(d) Making him more intelligent.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What does Valmont entice Danceny to do?

4. What reflection does Madame de Rosemonde offer to Danceny in letter 171?

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

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