An Enemy of the People Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act II Scene 2, Peter warns who that he could have them arrested for posting a large sign on the town hall?

2. In Act II Scene 1, Peter points out to Aslaksen that the community will be what if the water system is dismantled and rebuilt?

3. In Act II Scene 2, Tom tells the crowd that if he's not allowed to say his piece, he will go where?

4. Who is allowed to speak first at the gathering in Act II Scene 2?

5. Which character claims to be a radical liberal?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Act II Scene 2 begin? Why is Horster a part of the assembly?

2. What does the crowd complain about in the beginning of Tom's speaking in Act II Scene 2? How is this assuaged?

3. What does Billing say of Aslaksen in Act II Scene 1? What is Hovstad's reply?

4. After Tom leaves in Act II Scene 1, What do Hovstad and Aslaksen discuss about him?

5. What does Peter promise the town if the springs remain? What if they are taken away?

6. Who does Tom congratulate in the beginning of his speech in Act II Scene 2? What is the response?

7. Who suggests Tom be declared an enemy of the people? What is the crowd's reaction?

8. How does Peter filibuster Tom's speech in Act II Scene 2?

9. What does Peter inform Aslaksen and the others in the office about taxation in Act II Scene 1? What is the response?

10. What suggestion about Tom does Billing make in Act II Scene 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the finances of both the paper and the baths. Do either or both rely on taxpayer money? What is the principle source of revenue of each?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze and discuss the scene between Peter and Tom in Act I Scene 2, identifying the actions and objectives of each character. What does Peter want Tom to do? How does he go about getting his objective met?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Tom Stockmann as the protagonist of the play. What characteristics does Tom embody in the first scene?

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