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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 reason is given for the first time Elyot struck Amanda during their marriage?
(a) Amanda's curling irons burned a hole in Elyot's new dressing gown.
(b) Amanda struck Elyot first.
(c) Amanda tries to leave Elyot.
(d) Elyot caught Amanda with an admirer.

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

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

4. What have Amanda and Elyot been doing for the last few days in Paris?
(a) They have stayed in the apartment together.
(b) They have gone out to dinner every night.
(c) They have walked around the city.
(d) They have taken in the museums and shows.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Who or what is Charles?

4. Elyot claims to have been in love with another woman during their separation. Where is she from?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What are Amanda's beliefs?

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

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

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

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