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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Prévan get into Merteuil's room on the night of his apparent victory?
(a) She suggests he use a secret staircase.
(b) She suggests he disguise himself as a servant.
(c) He decides to climb her balcony.
(d) He rappels down from her roof.
2. What does Danceny do to Merteuil, as reported by Madame de Volanges in letter 168?
(a) He marries her in secret, then they run away to Italy.
(b) He kills her in a fit of rage.
(c) He publishes two of her shocking letters.
(d) He decides to forget her and the pain she caused.
3. Upon what does Merteuil instruct Danceny in letter 121?
(a) Upon his communications with Madame de Volanges.
(b) Upon his duties to his order of knights.
(c) Upon improving his contrived writing style.
(d) Upon his lovemaking technique.
4. Why is Merteuil's maid trustworthy?
(a) Merteuil knows her maid's greatest secret.
(b) Merteuil threatened to kill the maid if she betrays Merteuil.
(c) Merteuil pays the maid an exorbitant salary for her cooperation.
(d) The maid is Merteuil's daughter.
5. In letter 147, what startling news does Madame de Volanges notify Madame de Rosemonde of?
(a) Cécile's pregnancy.
(b) Valmont's duel with Monsieur de Tourvel.
(c) Madame de Tourvel's sudden, serious illness.
(d) Danceny's agonized decision to take orders as a clergyman.
6. How does Valmont and Madame de Tourvel's first sexual encounter go?
(a) She faints and he rapes her.
(b) They are interrupted by a servant halfway through.
(c) She surprises him with her refined technique.
(d) It is a mutually satisfying experience.
7. In letter 83, how does Valmont try to convince Madame de Tourvel to love him?
(a) He threatens to kill himself if she will not love him.
(b) He argues that she is selfish and vain in refusing him.
(c) He asserts that all love, no matter what kind, is good.
(d) He threatens to kill her husband if she does not love him.
8. What about Valmont worries Madame de Tourvel?
(a) His relationship with Cécile.
(b) The state of his health.
(c) His lack of interest in her.
(d) His plans to travel to Italy.
9. By letter 148, whom has Danceny taken as a lover?
10. For what does Cécile blame herself the most?
(a) She thinks of Danceny too much.
(b) She thinks she should have resisted Valmont more.
(c) She thinks her mother was sad and disappointed.
(d) She broke a promise to Valmont.
11. How does Merteuil increase sympathy for herself?
(a) She keeps quiet and the mystery deepens.
(b) She claims to have been raped.
(c) She pretends to be ill.
(d) She asserts that Prévan robbed her.
12. Valmont asserts that a girl who has no respect for her mother will what?
(a) Have concerns about sex.
(b) Have no self-respect, either.
(c) Have no idea what love is about.
(d) Have a moral mindset.
13. What does Valmont tell Danceny in letter 89?
(a) That Cécile pines away for Danceny.
(b) That Cécile's love grows stronger every day.
(c) That Cécile sets her sights on a new man.
(d) That Cécile does not trust him.
14. How does Madame de Tourvel feel about Valmont?
(a) She fears him.
(b) She abhors him.
(c) She idolizes him.
(d) She pities him.
15. What has been the effect of Madame de Tourvel's separation from Valmont?
(a) His memory receded from her mind.
(b) She loves him more than ever.
(c) She finds another man to love.
(d) She realizes how much he manipulated her.
Short Answer Questions
1. What advice does Madame de Volanges ask of Merteuil?
2. What does Valmont brag about to Merteuil at the beginning of Part IV?
3. Upon what does Valmont blame the incident which causes Madame de Tourvel to think Valmont does not love her?
4. What does Madame de Rosemonde advise Madame de Volanges do about Cécile?
5. How does Madame de Rosemonde learn of Madame de Tourvel's death?
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