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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What about Valmont worries Madame de Tourvel?
(a) His plans to travel to Italy.
(b) His lack of interest in her.
(c) The state of his health.
(d) His relationship with Cécile.
2. How does Cécile respond to Valmont's suggestion about their secret correspondence?
(a) She suggests they use a third party to pass their letters.
(b) She asks to speak to Danceny directly.
(c) She refuses to steal her mother's key.
(d) She agrees to Valmont's request for more time.
3. What does Danceny complain to Merteuil about in letter 118?
(a) Their current inability to be with each other.
(b) Merteuil's lover, Belleroche.
(c) Valmont's relationship with Cécile.
(d) Cécile's coyness about his love for her.
4. 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 bursts into tears and calls for her maid.
(d) She refuses to have anything to do with him.
5. What event not directly described in the novel weighs heavily on Merteuil's mind?
(a) A devastating fire in a wealthy area of Paris.
(b) The death of one of Merteuil's close relatives.
(c) A lawsuit involving her.
(d) Her planned travels across the Continent.
6. What does Merteuil effectively refuse to do with Valmont?
(a) Cover up for him.
(b) Mentor Cécile for him.
(c) Share seduction stories.
(d) Have a sexual relationship with him.
7. How does Merteuil decide that Prévan is attempting to seduce her?
(a) She refuses to play cards, and he follows her lead.
(b) She asks her friend, the Maréchale, whether Prévan mentioned her.
(c) She eavesdrops on his conversation with the Bishop.
(d) She asks him directly whether he is interested in her, and he demurs.
8. What action does Valmont propose to Cécile to facilitate their secret correspondence?
(a) Cécile and Valmont should not write, but only speak privately.
(b) Cécile and Danceny should disguise their handwriting and use the regular postal service.
(c) Cécile should steal her mother's key to Cécile's own room.
(d) Cécile should suggest that her mother leave Cécile alone at the country estate.
9. What does the unsigned note to Danceny communicate?
(a) It vehemently accuses him of devilish acts.
(b) It warns him that charges may be laid against him.
(c) It suggests that he elope with Cécile.
(d) It asks him for forgiveness for Valmont's actions.
10. What does Madame de Rosemonde warn Madame de Tourvel about in letter 126?
(a) She warns her that Valmont's illness is deadly.
(b) She warns her that Valmont is only interested in ruining women.
(c) She warns her that Valmont is a fugitive.
(d) She warns her that Valmont has another lover.
11. Which category of women does Merteuil consider the most worthwhile?
(a) Middle-aged, hardened, despairing women.
(b) Mysterious, enigmatic widows.
(c) Independent, intelligent women of character.
(d) Young, pretty, dull women.
12. What does Merteuil think is dull above all else?
(a) Women who sleep with men only because they can't say "no."
(b) Women whose coyness borders on rude dismissiveness.
(c) Men who attract women through their intellect, not their personalities.
(d) Men who only use one method of seduction over and over.
13. 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.
14. Who is Valmont's valet?
15. How does Madame de Rosemonde learn of Madame de Tourvel's death?
(a) In a letter from Madame de Volanges.
(b) By asking Cécile why she is sad.
(c) By reading the announcement in the Paris newspapers.
(d) In a letter from Bertrand.
Short Answer Questions
1. What physical condition makes it difficult for Madame de Rosemonde to write letters?
2. What does Danceny entrust to Madame de Rosemonde?
3. What has been the effect of Madame de Tourvel's separation from Valmont?
4. What news does Bertrand bring to Madame de Rosemonde?
5. Why does Gercourt wish to delay his and Cécile's marriage?
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