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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. Who says, "I think very few people are completely normal really, deep down in their private lives?"
(a) Amanda.
(b) Victor.
(c) Sibyl.
(d) Elyot.

2. How long were Elyot and Amanda married?
(a) Five years.
(b) They were never married.
(c) Two years.
(d) Three years.

3. Where do Amanda and Victor plan to eat dinner?
(a) The yacht.
(b) The hotel.
(c) The terrace.
(d) The casino.

4. Which factor does NOT contribute to the rekindling of Elyot and Amanda's love for each other?
(a) The arguments with Victor and Sibyl.
(b) Elyot watches Amanda dance with her husband.
(c) Reminiscing about their marriage.
(d) Hearing their song.

5. What does Elyot tell Amanda that comforts her?
(a) Elyote tells Amanda that she is doing the right thing.
(b) Elyot tells Amanda that she holds no mystery for him.
(c) Elyot tells Amanda that Victor will take care of her.
(d) Elyot tells Amanda that Sibyl is a good woman.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do Amanda and Elyot choose to flee to Amanda's flat?

2. According to Amanda, what did her and Elyot's love do to their relationship?

3. What does Amanda tell Victor about Elyot's presence?

4. Where did Elyot and Amanda spend their honeymoon?

5. What does Amanda tell Victor in the first act that frightens him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Elyot mean when he claims that he and Amanda were too in love for their relationship to last?

2. What is Amanda's outlook on the violence in her previous marriage that is so shocking to Victor?

3. What are Victor and Sibyl's attitudes on the subject of their spouses' previous marriage?

4. To Sibyl's dismay, Elyot does not care for her mother and believes that Sibyl married him in part to escape her. What do the differing attitudes about the mother reveal about Sibyl's character?

5. Why would Victor say to Amanda that she was frightening him?

6. When Elyot implores Sibyl that they must leave the hotel, Sibyl is uncharacteristically firm and stubborn about staying. What happened throughout the act that may have given her more of a backbone?

7. Why do Amanda and Elyot choose Paris to run away to?

8. When discussing the possibility of getting a sunburn, Amanda remarks to Victor, "I did so hope our honeymoon was going to be progressive" in response to his declaration that he could not love her anymore than he already does. What does this statement portend about Amanda's views on relationships, particularly her marriage to Victor?

9. What does Elyot's pastime of traveling the world imply about his character?

10. At the start of the play, is Elyot in love with Sibyl? How can the reader tell?

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