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

2. According to Amanda, what did Victor love to do?
(a) Victor loved the opera.
(b) Victor loved to verbally spar with Amanda.
(c) Victor loved to look after Amanda.
(d) Victor loved to go dancing.

3. Elyot claims to have been in love with another woman during their separation. Where is she from?
(a) France.
(b) South Africa.
(c) India.
(d) London.

4. How did Amanda feel when she first met Victor?
(a) Old and unwanted.
(b) Angry and depressed.
(c) Free.
(d) Young and vibrant.

5. What rattles Amanda and Elyot's new-found cheer?
(a) A knock on the door.
(b) A telegram from Victor.
(c) The telephone ringing.
(d) A noise on the balcony.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason is given for the first time Elyot struck Amanda during their marriage?

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

3. What happens to Amanda's apartment during the final fight?

4. What starts the final fight between Amanda and Elyot in Act II?

5. At the end of Act II, what happens during the fight over the gramophone?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. After Amanda and Elyot make up during the "triple Sollocks," what happens that brings their happy mood down again and why?

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

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

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

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