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

2. At the end of Act II, what happens during the fight over the gramophone?
(a) Amanda throws the player at Elyot.
(b) Amanda breaks a record over Elyot's head.
(c) Victor walks in and punches Elyot.
(d) Elyot pushes the player off the table.

3. Why does Elyot tell Amanda to turn the gramophone off?
(a) He hates the song that is playing.
(b) He says he does not want to annoy the neighbors.
(c) He would rather play piano than listen to a record.
(d) He is trying to talk to her.

4. What do Amanda and Elyot not believe in?
(a) Keeping up appearances.
(b) Monogamy.
(c) Love.
(d) God.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Amanda feel when she first met Victor?

2. What do Amanda and Elyot keep doing to the gramophone?

3. What does Elyot sarcastically say he is surprised Amanda never did?

4. What does Elyot tell the person calling Amanda's flat with the wrong number?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What are Amanda's beliefs?

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

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

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