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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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) Environmental Protection.
(b) Water Resource.
(c) City Engineering.
(d) Health.

5. Where is Tom employed as an adviser?
(a) Kirsten Springs Institute.
(b) The Mayor's office.
(c) The City Engineering Department.
(d) The hospital.

6. How long does Peter say an overhaul of the water system would take in Act I Scene 2?
(a) 10 years.
(b) 12 years.
(c) 5 years.
(d) 2 years.

7. What aspect of a water system overhaul does Peter accuse Tom of overlooking in Act I Scene 2?
(a) Time.
(b) Cost.
(c) Impossibility.
(d) Raw materials.

8. Who sent Tom a letter in Act I Scene 1?
(a) His neighbor.
(b) The federal government.
(c) The local university lab.
(d) A childhood friend.

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

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

11. Who is convinced that Tom is trying to pull a fast one on his brother and assumes the entire story is a joke in Act I Scene 2?
(a) Mr. Aslaksen.
(b) Mr. Hovstad.
(c) Peter Stockmann.
(d) Mr. Kill.

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

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

14. What refers to a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like?
(a) Opinion.
(b) Truth.
(c) Law.
(d) Fable.

15. Peter claims in Act I, Scene 1 that while Tom has lots of good ideas, it takes a person like himself to do what?
(a) Put them into action.
(b) Critique them.
(c) Fine tune them.
(d) Filter out the bad ideas.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the name of the newly constructed medicinal bath center just on the outskirts of the town?

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

4. Tom insists that Hovstad wait to print the report in the paper until what in Act I Scene 2?

5. How many pages is the report?

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