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 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 professes her undying love for him.
(c) She goes into delirious convulsions.
(d) She bursts into tears and calls for her maid.

2. What does Madame de Tourvel regret in letter 124?
(a) That she must be forever miserable for sacrificing Valmont.
(b) That she must agree to whatever Valmont asks of her.
(c) That Valmont returned all her letters instead of keeping them.
(d) That she lost Madame de Rosemonde's respect.

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

4. What does Valmont know Merteuil dislikes reading about?
(a) She dislikes reading about Cécile's progress with Danceny.
(b) She dislikes reading about Valmont's progress with Madame de Tourvel.
(c) She dislikes reading about Valmont's past seductions.
(d) She dislikes reading Valmont's preachy advice.

5. Why does Gercourt wish to delay his and Cécile's marriage?
(a) His regiment will move further away.
(b) He wishes for time to allow Cécile to grow up.
(c) He has cold feet.
(d) He wants to travel in Italy with a relative.

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

7. How does Cécile respond to Valmont's suggestion about their secret correspondence?
(a) She refuses to steal her mother's key.
(b) She agrees to Valmont's request for more time.
(c) She suggests they use a third party to pass their letters.
(d) She asks to speak to Danceny directly.

8. 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 chooses to have an affair with Danceny.
(c) She leaves the country estate without telling him.
(d) She sells her story of his seduction to the Paris newspapers.

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

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

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

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

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

14. What does the unsigned note to Danceny communicate?
(a) It suggests that he elope with Cécile.
(b) It asks him for forgiveness for Valmont's actions.
(c) It vehemently accuses him of devilish acts.
(d) It warns him that charges may be laid against him.

15. What does Valmont instruct his valet to do in Paris?
(a) Enlist the help of Danceny in seducing Madame de Tourvel.
(b) Beg to Merteuil for help on Valmont's behalf.
(c) Spy on Madame de Tourvel.
(d) Pretend to be in love with Madame de Tourvel.

Short Answer Questions

1. In letter 147, what startling news does Madame de Volanges notify Madame de Rosemonde of?

2. What does Valmont brag about to Merteuil at the beginning of Part IV?

3. How does Merteuil increase sympathy for herself?

4. How did Merteuil approach sex on her wedding night?

5. Why has Merteuil never remarried?

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