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 does Torvald blame Nora's behavior on?

2. What does Krogstad think of Mrs. Linde?

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

4. What does Torvald say about Mrs. Linde after she leaves?

5. What does Mrs. Linde say she has faith in about Krogstad?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Nora's reaction when the maid hands her the card from whoever has arrived at the door?

3. What does Torvald play on the piano?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What is Mrs. Linde's reaction when Krogstad offers to ask Torvald for his letter back?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the self-awareness of the characters.

1) Nora says that she thought she loved Torvald, but she did not. She also says that she thought she knew who Torvald was, but she did not. Why was Nora deceived about her own knowledge and feelings? How much is Nora aware of the true nature of her marriage throughout the play?

2) How much is Torvald aware of his own reasons for making decisions and his own morality? Why does he have a severe reaction to Krogstad's letter, and then explain it away as a fit of anger? What aspects of his own character does Torvald understand or not understand?

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

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?

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