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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Whom does Merteuil target for her next seduction?
2. What does Madame de Rosemonde warn Madame de Tourvel about in letter 126?
(a) She warns her that Valmont is a fugitive.
(b) She warns her that Valmont's illness is deadly.
(c) She warns her that Valmont is only interested in ruining women.
(d) She warns her that Valmont has another lover.
3. What does Valmont instruct his valet to do in Paris?
(a) Pretend to be in love with Madame de Tourvel.
(b) Beg to Merteuil for help on Valmont's behalf.
(c) Spy on Madame de Tourvel.
(d) Enlist the help of Danceny in seducing Madame de Tourvel.
4. What does Madame de Tourvel reveal to Valmont in letter 90?
(a) That she is dying.
(b) That she needs to leave the country.
(c) That she loves him.
(d) That she hates him.
5. What reflection does Madame de Rosemonde offer to Danceny in letter 171?
(a) Human nature is irreconcilably bad.
(b) All sexual adventures are forgivable.
(c) Happiness lies within the bounds of law and religion.
(d) True love is a myth, and pleasure is the only worthwhile pursuit.
6. What does Madame de Rosemonde advise Madame de Volanges do about Cécile?
(a) Leave her to her own immoral devices.
(b) Allow her to take the veil.
(c) Encourage her to marry the Comte de Gercourt.
(d) Punish her by depriving her of attention.
7. How does Madame de Rosemonde respond to Madame de Tourvel's news concerning herself and Valmont?
(a) With disappointment and censure.
(b) With confusion and curiosity.
(c) With calm, pious acceptance.
(d) With rage and harsh words.
8. How does Merteuil decide that Prévan is attempting to seduce her?
(a) She asks her friend, the Maréchale, whether Prévan mentioned her.
(b) She eavesdrops on his conversation with the Bishop.
(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.
9. Upon what does Valmont blame the incident which causes Madame de Tourvel to think Valmont does not love her?
(a) An innocent remark from Madame de Volanges.
(b) Valmont's desire to help an old acquaintance.
(c) A case of mistaken identity.
(d) The plotting of Madame de Tourvel's husband.
10. Why is Merteuil's maid trustworthy?
(a) The maid is Merteuil's daughter.
(b) Merteuil threatened to kill the maid if she betrays Merteuil.
(c) Merteuil pays the maid an exorbitant salary for her cooperation.
(d) Merteuil knows her maid's greatest secret.
11. What does Cécile do that surprises her mother?
(a) Begs to die like Madame de Tourvel.
(b) Confesses the truth of her relationship with Valmont.
(c) Vehemently expresses her disgust for Merteuil.
(d) Goes to a convent to become a nun.
12. How does Merteuil increase sympathy for herself?
(a) She asserts that Prévan robbed her.
(b) She claims to have been raped.
(c) She keeps quiet and the mystery deepens.
(d) She pretends to be ill.
13. For what does Cécile blame herself the most?
(a) She broke a promise to Valmont.
(b) She thinks of Danceny too much.
(c) She thinks her mother was sad and disappointed.
(d) She thinks she should have resisted Valmont more.
14. Valmont asserts that a girl who has no respect for her mother will what?
(a) Have no self-respect, either.
(b) Have concerns about sex.
(c) Have no idea what love is about.
(d) Have a moral mindset.
15. What does Danceny complain to Merteuil about in letter 118?
(a) Their current inability to be with each other.
(b) Valmont's relationship with Cécile.
(c) Cécile's coyness about his love for her.
(d) Merteuil's lover, Belleroche.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Valmont and Madame de Tourvel's first sexual encounter go?
2. How does Cécile respond to Valmont's suggestion about their secret correspondence?
3. About what does Valmont mock Merteuil in letter 158?
4. What is Madame de Tourvel's reaction upon being left alone in her room with Valmont?
5. What does Danceny do to Merteuil, as reported by Madame de Volanges in letter 168?
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