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

2. In Act II, what does Elyot tell Amanda they must do?
(a) They must return to London.
(b) They must live in the moment and enjoy life.
(c) They must apologize to their spouses.
(d) They must leave the flat before Victor and Sibyl find them.

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

4. How does Amanda refer to hormones?
(a) "Our chemical urges."
(b) "Our, what d'you call it, attraction."
(c) "Chemical, what d'you call 'ems."
(d) "Our chemistry."

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. According to Amanda, what are Hungarians like?

4. What does Elyot refer to as "laughable?"

5. After the triple use of the code, what do Amanda and Elyot do together?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Why does Amanda call out "triple Sollocks?"

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