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

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

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

4. What does Madame de Tourvel confess to Madame de Rosemonde?
(a) That he thinks of suicide.
(b) That she will divorce her husband.
(c) That she secretly hates society.
(d) That she loves Valmont.

5. What does Madame de Tourvel send to Madame de Rosemonde?
(a) Valmont's cruel letter.
(b) A lock of her own hair.
(c) A suicide note.
(d) Madame de Volanges' private correspondence.

6. How does Merteuil decide that Prévan is attempting to seduce her?
(a) She eavesdrops on his conversation with the Bishop.
(b) She refuses to play cards, and he follows her lead.
(c) She asks him directly whether he is interested in her, and he demurs.
(d) She asks her friend, the Maréchale, whether Prévan mentioned her.

7. What about Valmont worries Madame de Tourvel?
(a) The state of his health.
(b) His plans to travel to Italy.
(c) His relationship with Cécile.
(d) His lack of interest in her.

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

9. What is the tone of Cécile's letter to Merteuil after her encounter with Valmont?
(a) Quiet and reserved.
(b) Proud and haughty.
(c) Excited and jocular.
(d) Ashamed and confused.

10. Upon what does Valmont blame the incident which causes Madame de Tourvel to think Valmont does not love her?
(a) The plotting of Madame de Tourvel's husband.
(b) An innocent remark from Madame de Volanges.
(c) A case of mistaken identity.
(d) Valmont's desire to help an old acquaintance.

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

12. What does Madame de Tourvel do that makes Valmont despair?
(a) She has in fact tricked and seduced him, instead of the other way around.
(b) She sells her story of his seduction to the Paris newspapers.
(c) She chooses to have an affair with Danceny.
(d) She leaves the country estate without telling him.

13. Whom does Merteuil target for her next seduction?
(a) Valmont.
(b) Gercourt.
(c) Danceny.
(d) Bertram.

14. What does Merteuil advise Cécile to do after being raped by Valmont?
(a) Confess everything to her mother and ask for forgiveness.
(b) Keep the event secret from Danceny and elope with him.
(c) Give into despair.
(d) Give into pleasure and take Valmont as a lover.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. By letter 148, whom has Danceny taken as a lover?

2. What does Valmont entice Danceny to do?

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

4. How does Madame de Rosemonde learn of Madame de Tourvel's death?

5. What is the reason for Valmont's seduction of Madame de Tourvel, according to what Valmont tells Merteuil in letter 133?

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