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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 Amanda start to do to Elyot during their final fight?
(a) She tries to push Elyot out of her apartment.
(b) She tries to kiss Elyot and make up with him.
(c) She starts throwing any objects she can find at him.
(d) She starts punching Elyot.

2. What brings about the first use of Amanda and Elyot's special code?
(a) Amanda tells Elyot he should call Sibyl.
(b) Amanda thinks Elyot has had too much to drink.
(c) Amanda talks about Victor's good qualities.
(d) Amanda reveals that she was not celibate after the divorce.

3. During their first period of silence, what do Amanda and Elyot do?
(a) Keep fighting.
(b) Call their spouses.
(c) Leave the apartment.
(d) Smoke a cigarette.

4. At the end of Act II, what happens during the fight over the gramophone?
(a) Elyot pushes the player off the table.
(b) Amanda throws the player at Elyot.
(c) Amanda breaks a record over Elyot's head.
(d) Victor walks in and punches Elyot.

5. At the very end of the second act, where are Amanda and Elyot?
(a) Amanda and Elyot are wrestling on the floor.
(b) Amanda is in her room, while Elyot is on the sofa.
(c) Elyot has left the flat, leaving Amanda alone.
(d) They have retreated into seperate bedrooms.

Short Answer Questions

1. What appears to have been a contributing factor to Elyot and Amanda's jealousy during their marriage?

2. What does Amanda and Elyot short their code to stop arguing to?

3. What reason is given for the first time Elyot struck Amanda during their marriage?

4. What have Amanda and Elyot been doing for the last few days in Paris?

5. According to Amanda, what are Hungarians like?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are Amanda and Elyot reluctant to discuss another marriage?

2. Why would Elyot say that he and Amanda would have been perfectly happy with Victor and Sibyl?

3. At the beginning of Act II, does it appear that Elyot and Amanda have been getting along? How can the reader tell?

4. In Act II, what does Elyot say that reveals his philosophy on life?

5. What do the reactions of Victor and Sibyl to the spectacle of Amanda and Elyot fighting suggest about their personalities?

6. What are Amanda and Elyot arguing about when Elyot first calls "Sollocks?"

7. Is Amanda being honest when she says she would never have been happy with Victor and how is it apparent?

8. Elyot muses that he and Amanda are clearly in love after they have a small tiff. Amanda protests that he should not sound so bitter about the fact. Why would Elyot sound bitter or resigned when saying that he and Amanda are in love?

9. Why does Elyot say that, despite their current happiness, being separated was probably for the best?

10. What sets off the very first argument of Act II?

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