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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What advice does Madame de Volanges ask of Merteuil?
(a) Whether she should leave for Paris with Cécile.
(b) Whether she should move up the date of her daughter's wedding.
(c) Whether she should allow her daughter to marry Danceny.
(d) Whether she should ban Valmont from her home.
2. What does Merteuil advise Valmont to tell Madame de Tourvel?
(a) Her beauty has been diminished by her recent anger.
(b) He no longer loves her, but it's not his fault.
(c) He wants to duel her husband in order to marry her.
(d) He is leaving the country because he can no longer stand her.
3. How does Merteuil's story end?
(a) She is bankrupt, disfigured, and shunned.
(b) She goes into hiding and assumes a false name.
(c) She becomes celebrated, adored, and idolized.
(d) She travels the Continent to seduce more men.
4. What event not directly described in the novel weighs heavily on Merteuil's mind?
(a) A lawsuit involving her.
(b) A devastating fire in a wealthy area of Paris.
(c) The death of one of Merteuil's close relatives.
(d) Her planned travels across the Continent.
5. What does Valmont suspect about Cécile?
(a) That she has seduced him.
(b) That she is unwittingly pregnant.
(c) That she has fallen in love with him.
(d) That she is carrying on with Danceny.
6. Why does Gercourt wish to delay his and Cécile's marriage?
(a) He wishes for time to allow Cécile to grow up.
(b) He has cold feet.
(c) He wants to travel in Italy with a relative.
(d) His regiment will move further away.
7. What does Merteuil advise Madame de Volanges regarding Cécile?
(a) To shut her away in a convent.
(b) To allow her to elope with Danceny.
(c) To maintain her engagement to Gercourt.
(d) To disown her and throw her out on the street.
8. Which category of women does Merteuil consider the most worthwhile?
(a) Independent, intelligent women of character.
(b) Middle-aged, hardened, despairing women.
(c) Young, pretty, dull women.
(d) Mysterious, enigmatic widows.
9. What does Madame de Rosemonde offer Madame de Tourvel in her return letter?
(a) Understanding, forgiveness, and hope.
(b) Confusion, curiosity, and ignorance.
(c) Happiness, joy, and congratulations.
(d) Censure, chastisement, and disappointment.
10. How does Madame de Rosemonde learn of Madame de Tourvel's death?
(a) By asking Cécile why she is sad.
(b) In a letter from Bertrand.
(c) By reading the announcement in the Paris newspapers.
(d) In a letter from Madame de Volanges.
11. 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 asks him for forgiveness for Valmont's actions.
(d) It suggests that he elope with Cécile.
12. What does Danceny resolve to do at the end of the novel?
(a) Collect the letters from everyone and publish them.
(b) Take vows as a member of the Knights of Malta.
(c) Pine away and die a lonely, pitiful death.
(d) Continue to love Cécile from afar until his dying day.
13. To whom does Valmont write to ask about seeing Madame de Tourvel?
(a) To her confessor, Father Anselme.
(b) To her husband, Monsieur de Tourvel.
(c) To her untrustworthy maid.
(d) To her good friend, Madame de Volanges.
14. Who is Valmont's valet?
15. What does Cécile do that surprises her mother?
(a) Vehemently expresses her disgust for Merteuil.
(b) Begs to die like Madame de Tourvel.
(c) Goes to a convent to become a nun.
(d) Confesses the truth of her relationship with Valmont.
Short Answer Questions
1. Valmont asserts that a girl who has no respect for her mother will what?
2. What does Valmont teach Cécile when they are alone together?
3. How does Merteuil think of Madame de Tourvel?
4. What does Merteuil effectively refuse to do with Valmont?
5. What is Merteuil careful to say in Prévan's hearing when they meet for the second time?
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