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

2. What word means thoroughgoing or extreme, especially as regards change from accepted or traditional forms?

3. What word refers to a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles that one does not really possess?

4. What refers to a government by the people or their elected representatives?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How and why does Peter enter the office in Act II Scene 1?

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

3. What conversation does Petra have with Peter in Act II Scene 2?

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

5. What does Tom tell Hovstad to do when he enters in Act II Scene 1? Why?

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

7. How does Hovstad respond to Petra's questioning in Act II Scene 1? What does Petra do?

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

9. What does Tom response when several in the crowd call him a revolutionist in Act II Scene 2?

10. What solution to the problem does Peter supply in Act II Scene 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the role of the print media in the narrative. What is the playwright suggesting about our own society and culture?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the phrase "blood is thicker than water" and how this phrase applies in the play. To whom are Peter and Tom each the most committed to in the story?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the character of Mr. Kill in the narrative. How is Mr. Kill related to Tom? What is his position within the community?

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