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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 is Amanda wearing in Act II?
(a) A negligee.
(b) A simple evening gown.
(c) A bathing suit.
(d) Pajamas.

2. What did Amanda let her admirer do that made Elyot jealous?
(a) Amanda let him kiss her.
(b) Amanda was completely innocent and it was all in Elyot's mind.
(c) Amanda danced with him.
(d) Amanda made love to him.

3. What kind of women did Amanda imagine Elyot would go after?
(a) Widows.
(b) Young debutantes.
(c) She did not believe Elyot would be unfaithful.
(d) Married women.

4. According to Elyot, what is the problem with being a specialist?
(a) A specialist never tries to explain what they know to anyone else.
(b) A specialist is too pompous to really be understood.
(c) Most specialists are socially awkward.
(d) A specialist is too concentrated on one thing to notice what is going on around them.

5. What does Elyot sarcastically say he is surprised Amanda never did?
(a) Amanda never slept with Victor.
(b) Amanda never told Victor she loved him.
(c) Amanda never cheated on Elyot when they were married.
(d) Amanda never cheated on Victor.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What do Amanda and Elyot not believe in?

3. What is Elyot wearing in Act II?

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

5. According to Amanda, what are Hungarians like?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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