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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. 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) City Engineering.
(d) Water Resource.

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

3. In Act I Scene 2, Hovstad says he sees this situation as his opportunity to keep his word in doing what?
(a) Reporting good news.
(b) Fighting the bureaucrats.
(c) Proving his worth.
(d) Protecting the people.

4. Who does Hovstad accuse of being cowardly and in fear of standing up to authority in Act I Scene 2?
(a) Mr. Billing.
(b) Mr. Aslaksen.
(c) Catherine Stockmann.
(d) Tom Stockmann.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who starred in Miller's premier of "An Enemy of the People"?

2. When Peter arrives in Act I Scene 2, he expresses disappointment that Tom did what behind his back?

3. In Act I Scene 2, Peter wants Tom to agree to do what to the Council rather than provide them with the damaging report?

4. Peter Stockmann is described as nearing what age?

5. Who is the protagonist in "An Enemy of the People"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hovstad note about Aslaksen in Act I Scene 2? What does Hovstad intend to do when he departs?

2. Who stops by Tom's residence first in Act I Scene 2? Why?

3. Discuss the truth in Act I Scene 2. How does the playwright establish "the truth" in the narrative?

4. What does Tom allude to in Act I Scene 1 that implies the coming problems?

5. With whom did Peter have a discussion about the issue in Act I Scene 2? What was the conclusion?

6. In Act I Scene 2, what does Tom awaken to? What does he suspect of Peter?

7. What does Peter say of his reputation in Act I Scene 2?

8. What does Peter tell Tom he is going to do with Kirsten Springs in Act I Scene 2? What is Tom's response?

9. What thematic question is posed regarding Tom and Peter in Act I Scene 1?

10. What argument do Peter and Catherine have in Act I Scene 1?

(see the answer keys)

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