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Mid-Book 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 is the peasant not willing to give up to ease his daughter's death?

2. What is the peasant afraid will happen to Brand if he continues on the path he is following?

3. What does the peasant's son fear they will encounter if they continue on their journey?

4. What does Brand save Einar and Agnes from doing?

5. Why can't Brand and the Woman go back the way she has come?

Short Essay Questions

1. Brand decides to help the woman whose husband needs a priest. What dangerous act must Brand perform to get to her home?

2. What does Agnes find wrong with Brand's church?

3. Agnes is distraught on Christmas Eve. Why?

4. Before the "opening" of the church, what happens after Brand shows his anger at the situation?

5. Why does the Mayor need Brand's help in his building?

6. Why does Brand believe that the townsfolk have followed the Mayor's desires to this point?

7. Why does Agnes choose to follow Brand instead of going with Einar?

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

9. Why does the Mayor believe the new church to be great?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Consider the following lines: "One day the light will dawn, replete: the greatest triumph is defeat!" (Brand- Act 3, l 592-593). Discuss the comparison that Brand is making. Why is he making this comparison? What is unusual about the comparison?

Essay Topic 2

The form that appears to Brand could be looked at as a pagan image. Discuss the different views that could be attached to this form- christian and/or pagan. How could one viewpoint undermine Brand's belief in God?

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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