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 1, Hovstad corrects Peter's characterization of the contamination as what?

2. In Act II Scene 2, Billing tells Catherine that the meeting will prove to not be a place for what?

3. What refers to a person authorized to examine publications, theatrical presentations, films, letters, etc, in order to suppress in whole or part those considered obscene or politically unacceptable?

4. Tom leaves the office after speaking with Hovstad in Act II Scene 1 because who is waiting for him?

5. Given little other options, in the end of Act II Scene 1, Tom vows to do what to spread the truth about the water system?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Describe and discuss the life and career of Arthur Miller. What did Miller write about his decision to adapt Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People"?

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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