A Doll's House Test | Final 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. Does Nora want to come home from the dance after the Tarantella?

2. What does Krogstad compare himself to?

3. What final doubt does Krogstad have about Mrs. Linde?

4. How does Krogstad respond to the maid's message?

5. What does Mrs. Linde tell Nora to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What excuse does Nora make, so she doesn't have to explain the favor she wanted?

2. Describe Torvald's reaction to the news of Doctor Rank's impending death.

3. What does Krogstad want most?

4. What does Torvald play on the piano?

5. Describe Torvald's reaction to Nora's wrongdoing.

6. What comparison does Nora seem to be making between her father and Torvald?

7. Why does Krogstad say it would be useless for Nora to kill herself?

8. After news of Doctor Rank's impending death, what does Torvald say that he often wishes?

9. Describe Rank's ideas of costumes for himself and Nora at the next fancy dress ball.

10. Why can't Nora ask Doctor Rank for help, after he tells her his feelings?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Krogstad's character.

1) How is Krogstad similar to Nora, and how is he different from her?

2) To what extent is Krogstad a villain? Are Krogstad's actions forgivable?

3) Compare Nora's view of Krogstad to Mrs. Linde's view of Krogstad. Why does Mrs. Linde still want a life with Krogstad, after what he's done?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the idea of protecting women and sheltering them from life.

1) How does Torvald's idea of sheltering Nora contribute to her remaining child-like and ultimately believing that she must leave him?

2) How does Nora's lack of knowledge of the world lead her into her legal problems?

3) Are women in the play successfully sheltered from "unsavory" aspects of life? Examine both Nora and Mrs. Linde's experiences.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the concept of man's ownership of his wife in the novel.

1) In what ways does Torvald indicate that he feels he owns Nora? Why does Torvald feel this way?

2) How does Nora respond to Torvald assuming that he owns her and control her? How does her response change at the end of the play, and why?

3) What societal critique does the play make about men who feel they own their wives, and why?

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