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. How was Nora's dance received by the guests at the party?

2. What does Nora do with the item of clothing "to punish" Doctor Rank?

3. What reason does Nora give the maid to keep Krogstad's visit secret?

4. What reason does Mrs. Linde give Krogstad for her coming to town?

5. What is Krogstad's initial reaction to the fact that the Helmers are at a dance?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Torvald play on the piano?

3. How does Mrs. Linde respond to Krogstad's suggestion that she should give up her post at the bank for his benefit?

4. What is the significance of Nora calling for the lamp?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 religion in the play.

1) At the end of the play, Nora says that she does not know what religion is. How does her disillusionment with Torvald translate into a disillusionment with religion?

2) How are society and religion interlinked? Why is religion mentioned at the end of the play, but hardly mentioned at all during the rest of the play?

3) What is the relationship between religion and the characters' perception of morality?

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