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. Only the town drunk and who vote against declaring Tom an enemy of the people in Act II Scene 2?

2. What is Tom surprised to see leaning against the table in the office in Act II Scene 1?

3. In Act II Scene 2, when Tom begins to speak some in the crowd complain that there is no what for the meeting?

4. What word means that kept or keeping within reasonable or proper limits; not extreme, excessive, or intense?

5. In Act II Scene 2, Tom explains to the crowd that the dream he had for the Springs was to provide a way to do what?

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. How does Tom describe to the crowd his objectives in bringing the springs to town in Act II Scene 2?

4. What argument do Hovstad and Peter have in Act II Scene 1?

5. What conversation does Catherine have with Horster and Billing in the beginning of Act II Scene 2?

6. Who is allowed to talk first in the meeting? What does he state?

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

8. What is Billing doing in the beginning of Act II Scene 1? Who is he with?

9. What does Tom do with Peter's hat and coat in the end of Act II Scene 1?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the central subject of debate in the play. How is the pollution in the water described? How "fixable" is the issue?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the literary element of theme. How does theme differ from subject? How does the theme of "the nature of truth" apply to the narrative?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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