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

2. What does Danceny fear after reading Valmont's report?
(a) That Cécile no longer loves him.
(b) That Cécile dies.
(c) That Cécile needs to go back to the convent.
(d) That Cécile loves Valmont.

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

4. Whom does Cécile enlist as help in her escapades with her lover?
(a) Her old nurse.
(b) Her mother's cook.
(c) Valmont's butler.
(d) The house porter.

5. What does Danceny do to Merteuil, as reported by Madame de Volanges in letter 168?
(a) He kills her in a fit of rage.
(b) He publishes two of her shocking letters.
(c) He decides to forget her and the pain she caused.
(d) He marries her in secret, then they run away to Italy.

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

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

8. In letter 83, how does Valmont try to convince Madame de Tourvel to love him?
(a) He asserts that all love, no matter what kind, is good.
(b) He argues that she is selfish and vain in refusing him.
(c) He threatens to kill himself if she will not love him.
(d) He threatens to kill her husband if she does not love him.

9. Whom does Valmont's valet count on to get him access to Madame de Tourvel?
(a) Her brother, Andres.
(b) No one.
(c) Her maid, Julie.
(d) Valmont's friend, Étienne.

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

11. Why is Madame de Tourvel suddenly convinced that Valmont no longer loves her?
(a) She saw a vision of her husband.
(b) She received a cold, dismissive letter from him.
(c) She saw him in the company of a prostitute.
(d) She observes signs of his disinterest.

12. About what does Valmont mock Merteuil in letter 158?
(a) Her rapidly aging features.
(b) Her non-meeting with Danceny.
(c) Her lack of true friends.
(d) Her incapability of managing her affairs.

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

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

15. What does Cécile do that surprises her mother?
(a) Begs to die like Madame de Tourvel.
(b) Vehemently expresses her disgust for Merteuil.
(c) Confesses the truth of her relationship with Valmont.
(d) Goes to a convent to become a nun.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has been the effect of Madame de Tourvel's separation from Valmont?

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

3. What does Madame de Rosemonde advise Madame de Volanges do about Cécile?

4. What does Valmont know Merteuil dislikes reading about?

5. What does Merteuil advise Valmont to tell Madame de Tourvel?

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