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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 are Doctor Rank's feelings towards Nora?
2. What does Nora tell Torvald to do, after they've discussed Doctor Rank's impending death?
3. What final doubt does Krogstad have about Mrs. Linde?
4. How does Krogstad respond to the maid's message?
5. What has Nora instructed the maid to tell Krogstad?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Torvald's reaction to the news of Doctor Rank's impending death.
2. Why can't Nora ask Doctor Rank for help, after he tells her his feelings?
3. How does Torvald respond to Nora's suggestion that she will soon be "out of the way"?
4. What excuse does Nora make, so she doesn't have to explain the favor she wanted?
5. What does Krogstad want most?
6. What does Nora tell Torvald she needs his help to do, in order to keep him distracted?
7. What is Nora's reaction when the maid hands her the card from whoever has arrived at the door?
8. Describe Torvald's reaction to receiving the letter with the bond enclosed.
9. Why does Krogstad say it would be useless for Nora to kill herself?
10. Describe Torvald's reaction to Nora's wrongdoing.
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 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 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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