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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 starts the final fight between Amanda and Elyot in Act II?
(a) Amanda accuses Elyot of not taking their situation seriously enough.
(b) Elyot tries to leave the apartment.
(c) Amanda has too much to drink.
(d) Elyot brings up an admirer of Amanda's who she once let kiss her.

3. According to Amanda, what did Victor love to do?
(a) Victor loved to go dancing.
(b) Victor loved to look after Amanda.
(c) Victor loved to verbally spar with Amanda.
(d) Victor loved the opera.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How do Victor and Sibyl discover that their spouses ran away together?

3. What does Elyot do to help recover from the triple use of their code?

4. According to Elyot, what would his and Amanda's lives have been like had they not seen each other again?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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