Les Liaisons Dangereuses Test | Final Test - Medium

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Valmont do when alone with Cécile in her room?
(a) He comforts her.
(b) He rapes her.
(c) He terrorizes her.
(d) He lectures her.

2. Why has Merteuil never remarried?
(a) She never meets anyone, but boring old men.
(b) She dislikes anyone having the right to complain about her behavior.
(c) She wants to retain independent control of her fortune.
(d) She is averse to the idea of belonging to one man.

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

4. How does Madame de Tourvel feel about Valmont?
(a) She idolizes him.
(b) She abhors him.
(c) She fears him.
(d) She pities him.

5. How does Merteuil increase sympathy for herself?
(a) She claims to have been raped.
(b) She keeps quiet and the mystery deepens.
(c) She pretends to be ill.
(d) She asserts that Prévan robbed her.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the person whom Valmont sent to Madame de Tourvel do?

2. What does Madame de Rosemonde warn Madame de Tourvel about in letter 126?

3. What does Danceny do to Merteuil, as reported by Madame de Volanges in letter 168?

4. For what does Cécile blame herself the most?

5. What is the tone of Cécile's letter to Merteuil after her encounter with Valmont?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Valmont thwart Merteuil with regards to Danceny?

2. What is Madame de Rosemonde's advice to Madame de Tourvel regarding her feelings for Valmont?

3. How does Danceny explain his behavior to Madame de Rosemonde?

4. Summarize the problem Madame de Tourvel sees preventing her and Valmont from having a relationship, and how Valmont circumvents her hesitation.

5. What is the reward Valmont claims from Merteuil, and how does Merteuil respond to this?

6. What event causes Madame de Tourvel to think Valmont does not love her? How does Valmont's respond?

7. What is the general content of the letter Azolan, Valmont's valet, writes to Valmont?

8. How does Madame de Volanges respond to Cécile's depression?

9. What subterfuge does Valmont suggest to Cécile in order to get Danceny's letters to her?

10. What arguments does Valmont use to convince Madame de Tourvel to see him?

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