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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Tom in Act I Scene 1, the report confirms that the water contains what?
(a) Infectious organic matter.
(b) Parasites.
(c) Harmful bacteria.
(d) Pathogens.

2. What is the name of Tom Stockmann's eldest child?
(a) Sally.
(b) Paula.
(c) Petra.
(d) Martha.

3. What occupant of the town is the commander of a ship which travels all over the world?
(a) Captain Holiday.
(b) Captain Horster.
(c) Captain Hamblin.
(d) Captain Haley.

4. How much does Peter say an overhaul of the water system would cost in Act I Scene 2?
(a) Hundreds of thousands of crowns.
(b) One million crowns.
(c) Seventy thousand crowns.
(d) Five million crowns.

5. What is the profession of Tom Stockmann's eldest child?
(a) Lawyer.
(b) Teacher.
(c) Doctor.
(d) Ship Captain.

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

7. Who represents small businessmen as well as the Temperance Society?
(a) Mr. Billing.
(b) Peter Stockmann.
(c) Mr. Aslaksen.
(d) Mr. Hovstad.

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

9. In Act I Scene 2, Hovstad claims to have been what his entire life?
(a) Democratic.
(b) An underdog.
(c) Republican.
(d) A bird watcher.

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

11. What department's finding in Act I Scene 2 states that if the overhaul of the water system is necessary, it is not an emergency and can wait?
(a) Health.
(b) Environmental Protection.
(c) Water Resource.
(d) City Engineering.

12. Hovstad mentions to the mayor in Act I Scene 1 that the newspaper was running an article written by whom?
(a) Morten.
(b) Catherine.
(c) Petra.
(d) Tom.

13. What is the name of Tom Stockmann's maid?
(a) Randine.
(b) Maria.
(c) Martha.
(d) Sophie.

14. What did Peter say in his note to Tom in the beginning of Act I Scene 2?
(a) Don't publish the report.
(b) Disregard the findings.
(c) He'd drop by later.
(d) He commissioned his own report.

15. In Act I Scene 2, Hovstad refers to the situation as what and plans to portray it as such in the newspaper?
(a) A joke.
(b) Very interesting.
(c) A scandal.
(d) An epidemic.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Tom's eldest child bring to him in Act I Scene 1?

2. What is the setting of Act I Scene 1?

3. In what year did Arthur Miller's adaptation of "An Enemy of the People" premiere?

4. Where did Tom go to help the poor and afflicted when he was younger?

5. What character in the play shares the most characteristics with Tom Stockmann?

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