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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 is Louise?
(a) Louise is Amanda's sister.
(b) Louise is the woman with whom Elyot had an affair.
(c) Louise is Elyot's maid.
(d) Louise is Amanda's maid.

2. According to Elyot, what would his and Amanda's lives have been like had they not seen each other again?
(a) Completely fulfilling.
(b) Loving.
(c) Calm and easy.
(d) Passionate.

3. What happens to Amanda's apartment during the final fight?
(a) The piano is shoved across the room and into a wall.
(b) The front door is broken off the hinges.
(c) Brandy is splashed all over the carpet.
(d) Furniture is tipped over and objects are thrown all over.

4. What does Elyot angrily say that Amanda lacks?
(a) Tact.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) Heart.
(d) Morals.

5. During their final fight, what does Amanda say she'd rather do than marry Elyot?
(a) Be alone the rest of her life.
(b) Stay with Victor.
(c) Run away to another country.
(d) Die in torment.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What do Amanda and Elyot know will inevitably happen?

3. What does Amanda suggest she and Elyot do if their spouses find them?

4. What is Amanda wearing in Act II?

5. What time is it at the top of Act II?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

8. Why does it seem that Elyot and Amanda are able to forgive each other silently during their time-outs?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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