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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. In Act II, what does Amanda reveal to Elyot that first begins to upset him?
(a) She loves Victor.
(b) She no longer wishes to travel the world.
(c) She had not been celibate after their divorce.
(d) She is no longer Catholic.

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

3. What happens in the final fight that forces Elyot to try to call "Sollocks?"
(a) Amanda slaps Elyot.
(b) Elyot admits to having an affair while they were married.
(c) Amanda tries to throw Elyot out of her apartment.
(d) Elyot has ruined Amanda's record.

4. According to Elyot, what will fade, along with his and Amanda's passion?
(a) Their desire to always be flippant.
(b) Their apathy towards society.
(c) Their urge to bicker.
(d) Their love for each other.

5. What does Amanda and Elyot short their code to stop arguing to?
(a) Sol Isaacs.
(b) Solomon.
(c) Isaacs Sol.
(d) Sollocks.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Elyot was on his world travels, what kept him from being too excited about what he saw?

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

3. What rattles Amanda and Elyot's new-found cheer?

4. What did Amanda let her admirer do that made Elyot jealous?

5. After their tiff over affairs, what do Amanda and Elyot do?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What two things does Elyot do that annoy Amanda that leads up to their biggest fight?

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

7. 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?

8. What do Victor and Sibyl do at the end of Act II when they see Amanda and Elyot fighting?

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

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

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