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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Hovstad leaves in Act I Scene 2 planning to do what until the report is printed in the paper?
(a) Test the water himself.
(b) Write an editorial.
(c) Go to the city council.
(d) Shout on a street corner.

2. Tom responds to Catherine's doubts in Act I Scene I saying that he has all of the what?
(a) Authority.
(b) Power.
(c) Truth.
(d) Money.

3. From whose original work did Arthur Miller adapt "An Enemy of the People"?
(a) Lewis Carroll.
(b) Edgar Allan Poe.
(c) Henrik Ibsen.
(d) Charles Dickens.

4. What is the name of the newly constructed medicinal bath center just on the outskirts of the town?
(a) Karney Springs.
(b) Killroy Springs.
(c) Karma Springs.
(d) Kirsten Springs.

5. What is the setting of Act I Scene 2?
(a) The Mayors office.
(b) Tom Stockmann's residence.
(c) The Kirsten Springs Institute.
(d) Kirten Springs.

6. Catherine stuns Tom and Petra in Act I Scene 2 when she says, "What good is truth, without" what?
(a) Discretion.
(b) Power.
(c) Lies.
(d) Honesty.

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

8. Where did Tom go to help the poor and afflicted when he was younger?
(a) The south.
(b) The west.
(c) The north.
(d) The east.

9. Tom loves to watch his kids eat since they are the ones who will do what?
(a) Grow up someday.
(b) Stir up the future.
(c) Reinvent the wheel.
(d) Look after him when he's old.

10. Tom insists that Hovstad wait to print the report in the paper until what in Act I Scene 2?
(a) The next day.
(b) A second sample is tested.
(c) He talks to Peter.
(d) He informs the city council.

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

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

13. What is the setting of Act I Scene 1?
(a) The mayor's office.
(b) Tom Stockmann's residence.
(c) A church.
(d) The springs.

14. Who starred in Miller's premier of "An Enemy of the People"?
(a) John Barrymore.
(b) Fredric March.
(c) Cary Grant.
(d) Victor Mature.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is causing the waste in the water, according to the report?

2. In Act I Scene 2, Peter accuses Tom of _______ the situation.

3. What occupant of the town is the commander of a ship which travels all over the world?

4. When the boys come home from school and sense that their parents are in the middle of a conflict in Act I Scene 2, Tom tells them that he will be teaching them what?

5. What is the name of Tom Stockmann's eldest child?

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