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

2. What causes the use of the triple code?
(a) Elyot does not want to make love to Amanda at that moment.
(b) Amanda slams the piano shut on Elyot's fingers.
(c) Elyot turns off the record player.
(d) Amanda does not want to make love to Elyot at that moment.

3. When he starts getting angry, what does Amanda accuse Elyot of being?
(a) Drunk.
(b) Irrational.
(c) Hateful.
(d) Idiotic.

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

5. Who or what is Charles?
(a) Charles is Elyot's butler.
(b) Charles is an admirer of Amanda's.
(c) Charles is a wooden snake Amanda once bought Elyot.
(d) Charles was Amanda and Elyot's old code to end all arguments.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Amanda and Elyot send Louise home?

2. At the very end of the second act, where are Amanda and Elyot?

3. According to Elyot, what is the problem with being a specialist?

4. During their final fight, what does Amanda say she'd rather do than marry Elyot?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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. What are Amanda's beliefs?

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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