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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what year did Arthur Miller's adaptation of "An Enemy of the People" premiere?
(a) 1955.
(b) 1950.
(c) 1945.
(d) 1940.

2. Who is Tom Stockmann's father-in-law?
(a) Hovstad.
(b) Billing.
(c) Morten Kill.
(d) Captain Horster.

3. Who is the mayor of the town in "An Enemy of the People"?
(a) Captain Horster.
(b) Morten Kill.
(c) Peter Stockmann.
(d) Tom Stockmann.

4. With whom is Tom on a walk in the beginning of Act I Scene 1?
(a) Morten and Ejlif.
(b) Captain Horster.
(c) Peter Stockmann.
(d) Catherine Stockmann.

5. Catherine boasts in Act I Scene 1 that Tom literally "invented" what?
(a) Merrimac Springs.
(b) Kirsten Springs.
(c) Mammoth Springs.
(d) Carlsbad Springs.

6. Who does Mr. Billing urge to stay for dinner in the beginning of Act I Scene 1?
(a) Mr. Kill.
(b) Mr. Hovstad.
(c) Captain Horster.
(d) Mr. Aslaksen.

7. What character in the play shares the most characteristics with Tom Stockmann?
(a) Ejlif.
(b) Peter.
(c) Catherine.
(d) Petra.

8. Who is the protagonist in "An Enemy of the People"?
(a) Tom Stockmann.
(b) Petra Stockmann.
(c) Peter Stockmann.
(d) Catherine Stockmann.

9. Who is the editor of the The People's Daily Messenger?
(a) Mr. Aslaksen.
(b) Mr. Kill.
(c) Mr. Billing.
(d) Mr. Hovstad.

10. In Act I Scene 1, Tom announces that the baths which were so costly to develop are a what?
(a) Cess pool.
(b) Death sentence.
(c) Hazard.
(d) Pest hole.

11. Tom claims in Act I Scene 1 that without something to fight for, you are what?
(a) Passive.
(b) Bored.
(c) Dead.
(d) Lazy.

12. When was the original play "An Enemy of the People" published?
(a) 1879.
(b) 1888.
(c) 1891.
(d) 1882.

13. Tom claims that Peter's views are closed and narrow due to his lack of what?
(a) Perspective.
(b) Exposure to the world.
(c) Politics.
(d) Religion.

14. In Act I Scene 2, Tom explains that there is no what but simply a scientific report?
(a) Published findings.
(b) Conclusive evidence.
(c) Campaign.
(d) Reason to panic.

15. Where did Arthur Miller's adaptation of "An Enemy of the People" first open?
(a) Ambassador Theatre.
(b) Broadhurst Theater.
(c) Elizabethan Theater.
(d) Imperial Theatre.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Tom, what must be dismantled in order for the population to be safe?

2. Hovstad mentions to the mayor in Act I Scene 1 that the newspaper was running an article written by whom?

3. In Act I Scene 2, Hovstad says he sees this situation as his opportunity to keep his word in doing what?

4. In Act I Scene 2, Tom accuses Peter of being unable to admit that he approved the construction of the Springs where?

5. In Act I Scene 2, Hovstad claims to have been what his entire life?

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