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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The play begins in what country?
(a) England.
(b) Norway.
(c) Netherlands.
(d) Sweden.

2. Despite the Mayor's argument, why does Brand deny the Mayor's request?
(a) Brand claims: "A man can't choose his calling's sphere."
(b) Brand claims: "it's thanks to me the population has made a two, nigh three-fold rise."
(c) Brand claims he is "at war with Nature's stubbornness."
(d) Brand claims to still need to "bring some order and cleanse the people's rampant sin."

3. While arguing with Brand about the settlement's faith, what does the Mayor say his congregation CAN shed?
(a) Tears.
(b) Blood.
(c) Sweat.
(d) Nothing.

4. As the men return to the settlement, Brand comments on their appearance. What does he say they have been driven out of?
(a) Heaven.
(b) Paradise.
(c) The fjord.
(d) Hell.

5. According to Brand, what does he tell the Mayor is "the greatest triumph?"
(a) Peace.
(b) Defeat.
(c) Death.
(d) The second coming.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does one of the men convince Brand to stay in the settlement?

2. In the opening act, who is with Brand?

3. What does Einar claim Brand has of his?

4. What is the peasant willing to pay to ease his daughter's death?

5. What does the Man claim Brand has shown the townsfolk?

Short Essay Questions

1. In the Mayor's mind, how does Brand throw a wrench in the Mayor's plan to build?

2. Describe the events leading up to, and including, Brand's death.

3. Why does Gerd chase the hawk?

4. Why does Agnes get upset with Brand's choice to stay at the settlement?

5. Why does Brand have a problem with his mother's "feeding" of the poor box and her fortune?

6. Why does the word "churchyard" bother Agnes?

7. After Brand agrees that he and Agnes must leave their home, Brand changes his mind. Why?

8. What act of nature happens as Brand if giving the townsfolk and Mayor trouble about their predicament?

9. How did the townsfolk react to the old church being torn down?

10. Why does Agnes volunteer to go with Brand across the fjord when no one else will?

(see the answer keys)

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