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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 Amanda, what are Hungarians like?
(a) Happy.
(b) Angry.
(c) Wistful.
(d) Drunk.

2. At the end of Act II, Victor and Sibyl walk into Amanda's apartment to find what?
(a) Elyot is unconscious from being hit with the record player.
(b) Amanda and Elyot are on the couch together.
(c) Amanda and Elyot are drinking brandy to calm themselves after the fight.
(d) Amanda and Elyot are physically fighting.

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

4. What does Amanda fear about Sibyl?
(a) Amanda fears that Sibyl will try to steal Elyot back from her.
(b) Amanda fears Sibyl will try to hurt her.
(c) Amanda fears Sibyl is very unhappy.
(d) Amanda fears that Sibyl will try to marry Victor.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. After their tiff over affairs, what do Amanda and Elyot do?

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

3. What is Amanda wearing in Act II?

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

5. How many total glasses of brandy does Elyot drink?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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