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

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

3. After the phone call, Amanda is worrying about her future with Elyot and what should happen when their spouses find them. What does Elyot urge her to do to calm her fears?
(a) Elyot tells her to not take life too seriously.
(b) Elyot suggests she has another drink.
(c) Elyot reminds her that, in the eyes of the Catholic Church, they were never divorced.
(d) Elyot suggests she call Victor and apologize.

4. How do Victor and Sibyl discover that their spouses ran away together?
(a) They are sent a note.
(b) Sibyl saw Amanda and Elyot drive away together.
(c) Amanda and Elyot left their spouses a note.
(d) Victor caught Amanda and Elyot leaving.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What have Amanda and Elyot been doing for the last few days in Paris?

2. What does Amanda fear about Sibyl?

3. What did Amanda let her admirer do that made Elyot jealous?

4. What happens in the final fight that forces Elyot to try to call "Sollocks?"

5. According to Elyot, what will fade, along with his and Amanda's passion?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Amanda's beliefs?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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