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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 is Gerd chasing when she meets Brand?

2. What does Agnes choose to do at the end of Act 2?

3. Upon Brand's mother's deathbed, what does she proclaim?

4. Brand claims to know the enemy. Who does Brand believe the enemy to be?

5. According to Brand, who must one love first before they can love all mankind?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why have some of the men of the settlement come to see Brand at the woman's house?

2. Why does the Mayor try to shake Brand's hand and why does Brand refuse?

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

4. After the Doctor leaves, what does the Man who comes to visit Brand come to warn him of?

5. During the conversation between the Dean and Brand before the opening of the church, what does the Dean tell Brand are his obligations?

6. Gerd does not want Brand to go to the church in the valley. Why not? What church does Gerd want Brand to go to?

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

8. What is the Doctor's diagnosis for Alf?

9. Explain the story Gerd tells about the priest who leaves her church.

10. Brand sees Agnes sitting on the shore after the men who asked him to be their priest leave. What does Brand start to realize about Agnes?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain why one may see Brand as both an exceptional missionary and a destructive person. Compare and contrast both of these sides of Brand. Why do they seem to balance each other out so well? Or do they?

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the several biblical references seen throughout the play. Discuss the biblical reference's importance to the play and the character.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the play, Brand's credo is "All or Nothing." Give three examples of Brand's confrontation with his credo and explain why the confrontation exists. Be sure to use textual evidence.

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