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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. How do Victor and Sibyl discover that their spouses ran away together?
(a) Victor caught Amanda and Elyot leaving.
(b) Amanda and Elyot left their spouses a note.
(c) Sibyl saw Amanda and Elyot drive away together.
(d) They are sent a note.

2. When Elyot was on his world travels, what kept him from being too excited about what he saw?
(a) The presence of Sibyl.
(b) The presence of Sibyl's mother.
(c) Amanda's absence.
(d) Dysentery.

3. What is the name of the man who used to love and admire Amanda?
(a) Peter Burden.
(b) Victor Prynne.
(c) Charles Burden.
(d) A name is not given.

4. Who says, "Flippancy brings out the acid in their damned sweetness and light."
(a) Elyot.
(b) Amanda.
(c) Victor.
(d) Sibyl.

5. What does Amanda fear about Sibyl?
(a) Amanda fears Sibyl will try to hurt her.
(b) Amanda fears that Sibyl will try to steal Elyot back from her.
(c) Amanda fears that Sibyl will try to marry Victor.
(d) Amanda fears Sibyl is very unhappy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Elyot's reaction to Amanda's first violent action?

2. What do Amanda and Elyot not believe in?

3. In Act II, what does Elyot tell Amanda they must do?

4. Why does Elyot tell Amanda to turn the gramophone off?

5. Why does Amanda and Elyot send Louise home?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are some of the things that initially attracted Amanda to Victor?

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

4. What are Amanda's beliefs?

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

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

7. How is Elyot being hypocritical about Amanda's disclosure of her post-marital affairs?

8. How do Amanda and Elyot's feelings differ on the abandonment of Sibyl and Victor?

9. 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?

10. At the end of Act II, why does Elyot calling "Sollocks" not work?

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