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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. Why doesn't the nurse want Nora to go out?
2. How much did the trip cost?
3. What does Torvald initially think is the reason Nora wants him to let Krogstad keep his job?
4. How often does Doctor Rank visit?
5. How does Torvald try to cheer up Nora?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Torvald react to Nora saying his reason for firing Krogstad is narrow-minded?
2. How does Mrs. Linde feel, now that no one's depending on her financially anymore?
3. What was Nora's attitude toward Krogstad when she first borrowed money from him?
4. What does Torvald say an atmosphere of lies does?
5. Why does Nora say she wants to tear the fancy-dress costumes into a hundred thousand pieces?
6. How does Nora introduce her request for Torvald to let Krogstad keep his post at the bank?
7. Why does Torvald say that his wife asking him to keeps Krogstad means he could never do it?
8. What is Mrs. Linde's reaction to Krogstad's entrance?
9. What is Torvald's response when Nora asks whether it's nice of her to obey her husband's wishes?
10. Where is Torvald when Nora comes home, and what is its significance?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the play, the characters are often self-interested and even self-absorbed. Discuss selfishness in the play.
1) In what ways is Nora self-centered and self-absorbed? How does she view other people's problems? How does she view her own problems and priorities?
2) In what ways is Torvald self-centered and self-absorbed? How does he respond to Krogstad's letter when he thinks it will ruin him? Who is he most concerned about and why? Why does he feel the need to impose his own views on his wife?
3) In what ways are other characters, like Doctor Rank, Mrs. Linde, and Krogstad, self-centered? How does self-interest shape society?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss morality in the novel, and the relationship of law and morality.
1) Torvald considers himself a moral man. What is his morality based on? How does Torvald define his own morality?
2) Nora believes that she knows what is right and wrong. What is her morality based on? How does her morality conflict with both law and Torvald's morality during the play? How does Nora define her own morality?
3) Krogstad says that he is trying to reform himself, but the method he uses is through blackmail. Discuss Krogstad's moral and ethical code. How does the morality of the society affect Krogstad?
Essay Topic 3
Torvald does not want to be seen as weak by others, and his pride often dictates his actions. Discuss Torvald's pride.
1) Discuss how Torvald's pride is at the root of his firing Krogstad. How is pride a factor in Torvald actually delivering the letter of dismissal against Nora's wishes?
2) How does Torvald's pride contribute to the way he treats his wife? How much does Torvald's pride contribute to Nora lying to him? How does it contribute to his reactions to Krogstad's letters?
3) How does Torvald's pride affect his attitude toward money and toward his job?
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