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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, Tom explains to the crowd that the dream he had for the Springs was NOT to do what?
2. Who is the first person who enters as the captain is tidying up in Act II Scene 2?
3. Tom leaves the office after speaking with Hovstad in Act II Scene 1 because who is waiting for him?
4. Who is allowed to speak first at the gathering in Act II Scene 2?
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. Who suggests Tom be declared an enemy of the people? What is the crowd's reaction?
2. How does Peter filibuster Tom's speech in Act II Scene 2?
3. What does the crowd complain about in the beginning of Tom's speaking in Act II Scene 2? How is this assuaged?
4. Who is allowed to talk first in the meeting? What does he state?
5. What does Tom response when several in the crowd call him a revolutionist in Act II Scene 2?
6. What does Peter inform Aslaksen and the others in the office about taxation in Act II Scene 1? What is the response?
7. What is Billing doing in the beginning of Act II Scene 1? Who is he with?
8. How does Hovstad respond to Petra's questioning in Act II Scene 1? What does Petra do?
9. Who does Tom congratulate in the beginning of his speech in Act II Scene 2? What is the response?
10. What does Petra bring to the office in Act II Scene 1? What does she remark about it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
"An Enemy of the People" was very popular though it was written out of frustration with drama critics and the liberal press. Why? What did the public think of the play?
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