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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. Why does Krogstad want his job at the bank?
(a) He needs a job as cover, so he's not suspected of moneylending.
(b) He wants to be in a position to embezzle money.
(c) He wants a respectable job to redeem himself.
(d) He wants to show Mrs. Linde that he has a decent job.

2. What is Torvald's attitude toward borrowing money?
(a) Torvald believes in borrowing money whenever you need it.
(b) Torvald believes you should only borrow money if you know you can pay it back quickly.
(c) Torvald believes you should only borrow money in a true emergency.
(d) Torvald is against any borrowing whatsoever.

3. What is Nora going to the costume ball as?
(a) a Neapolitan fisher-girl
(b) a Sicilian dancing girl
(c) a Corsican peasant
(d) a Genoan farmgirl

4. Did Nora write to Mrs. Linde when her husband died?
(a) Yes, but Nora put it off and wrote her months later.
(b) No, Nora never thought to write.
(c) No, but Nora meant to write.
(d) Yes, Nora wrote her right away.

5. What brings Torvald out of his study?
(a) a loud noise from the other room
(b) anger that Nora is late
(c) worry over what Nora has bought
(d) a desire to see his dearly loved wife

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does Nora give for wanting Krogstad to keep his job?

2. What does Nora think Krogstad is threatening her with?

3. Why does Nora say she is sending Mrs. Linde away when Torvald comes back?

4. Why doesn't the nurse want Nora to go out?

5. Besides her children and husband, who else does Nora buy gifts for?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Doctor Rank say about Krogstad's character?

2. What was Nora's attitude toward Krogstad when she first borrowed money from him?

3. Why does Nora say she wants to tear the fancy-dress costumes into a hundred thousand pieces?

4. How does Nora introduce her request for Torvald to let Krogstad keep his post at the bank?

5. Why doesn't Nora talk to Torvald about her old friends?

6. What is Nora's attitude toward Torvald's rules?

7. Why does Mrs. Linde think Torvald might still be ill?

8. Why did Nora fake her father's signature?

9. What does Mrs. Linde hope Nora can do for her?

10. What is Nora's reaction to Torvald's example?

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