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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 observes signs of his disinterest.
(d) She saw him in the company of a prostitute.
2. What does Madame de Rosemonde offer Madame de Tourvel in her return letter?
(a) Censure, chastisement, and disappointment.
(b) Confusion, curiosity, and ignorance.
(c) Happiness, joy, and congratulations.
(d) Understanding, forgiveness, and hope.
3. 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.
4. How does Cécile respond to Valmont's suggestion about their secret correspondence?
(a) She refuses to steal her mother's key.
(b) She suggests they use a third party to pass their letters.
(c) She agrees to Valmont's request for more time.
(d) She asks to speak to Danceny directly.
5. 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 threatens to kill her husband if she does not love him.
(c) He argues that she is selfish and vain in refusing him.
(d) He threatens to kill himself if she will not love him.
6. What does Valmont suspect about Cécile?
(a) That she is unwittingly pregnant.
(b) That she is carrying on with Danceny.
(c) That she has seduced him.
(d) That she has fallen in love with him.
7. Valmont asserts that a girl who has no respect for her mother will what?
(a) Have no idea what love is about.
(b) Have concerns about sex.
(c) Have a moral mindset.
(d) Have no self-respect, either.
8. What opinion about love does Merteuil voice to Valmont?
(a) Marriage is the highest form of love.
(b) Sex is based only on physical need.
(c) Pleasure is followed by aversion.
(d) Love is the lowest human feeling.
9. How does Prévan get into Merteuil's room on the night of his apparent victory?
(a) He decides to climb her balcony.
(b) He rappels down from her roof.
(c) She suggests he disguise himself as a servant.
(d) She suggests he use a secret staircase.
10. What does Merteuil effectively refuse to do with Valmont?
(a) Share seduction stories.
(b) Cover up for him.
(c) Have a sexual relationship with him.
(d) Mentor Cécile for him.
11. What does Madame de Tourvel do that makes Valmont despair?
(a) She has in fact tricked and seduced him, instead of the other way around.
(b) She chooses to have an affair with Danceny.
(c) She leaves the country estate without telling him.
(d) She sells her story of his seduction to the Paris newspapers.
12. To whom does Valmont write to ask about seeing Madame de Tourvel?
(a) To her good friend, Madame de Volanges.
(b) To her untrustworthy maid.
(c) To her confessor, Father Anselme.
(d) To her husband, Monsieur de Tourvel.
13. What does Madame de Tourvel regret in letter 124?
(a) That she must be forever miserable for sacrificing Valmont.
(b) That she lost Madame de Rosemonde's respect.
(c) That she must agree to whatever Valmont asks of her.
(d) That Valmont returned all her letters instead of keeping them.
14. What does Danceny entrust to Madame de Rosemonde?
(a) The secret of Valmont and Madame de Tourvel's relationship.
(b) Cécile's honor as Madame de Rosemonde's ward.
(c) Valmont's entire correspondence with Merteuil.
(d) All of the lyric poetry he wrote for Cécile.
15. How does Cécile respond to Merteuil's advice about her relationship with Valmont?
(a) She disagrees with Merteuil and resolves never to see Valmont again.
(b) She agrees with Merteuil and decides to enjoy Valmont's company.
(c) She rebels against Merteuil and elopes with Danceny.
(d) She is confused and asks Merteuil if she really means what she wrote.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Madame de Rosemonde respond to Madame de Tourvel's news concerning herself and Valmont?
2. What advice does Madame de Volanges ask of Merteuil?
3. What does Valmont entice Danceny to do?
4. How does Merteuil's story end?
5. What is the reason for Valmont's seduction of Madame de Tourvel, according to what Valmont tells Merteuil in letter 133?
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