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

2. What does Nora pretend was Rank's father's sin?

3. What reason does Mrs. Linde give for being at the Helmers' apartment?

4. What is Nora's reaction when Doctor Rank tells her his feelings?

5. Does Nora want to come home from the dance after the Tarantella?

Short Essay Questions

1. What fantasy does Torvald say he has about his wife when he's bringing her home from a party?

2. Describe how Nora dances the Tarantella and Torvald's reaction.

3. What does Krogstad want most?

4. What does Nora ask Doctor Rank to do for her, after the maid gives Nora the card?

5. How does Krogstad respond to Mrs. Linde's offer to be with him?

6. Why does Helmer say he prefers embroidery to knitting?

7. What does Torvald want Nora to do, to "hush up' the incident?

8. Describe Torvald's reaction to receiving the letter with the bond enclosed.

9. How does Torvald respond to Nora's suggestion that she will soon be "out of the way"?

10. Why does Nora confess what's happened to Mrs. Linde?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how the author builds tension in the play.

1) How does the author use foreshadowing to hint at events to come in the play?

2) How do the lies and deceptions in the play contribute to its tension?

3) What is the audience afraid will happen in the play?

4) How does the author use Krogstad's letter in the letterbox to generate tension in the last act of the play, and what other devices does the author use in the play to create tension?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss propriety and social rules in the play.

1) How do the characters discuss Doctor Rank's syphilis? Why do they use euphemisms and not talk directly about the subject?

2) How are the social rules in the play different for men and women?

3) How does Torvald feel about being socially proper, and why?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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