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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. Why is Doctor Rank jealous of Mrs. Linde?
2. How does Nora answer, when Torvald asks if she understands what she has done?
3. What final doubt does Krogstad have about Mrs. Linde?
4. What item of clothing does Nora show Doctor Rank from her box?
5. How does Krogstad come to Nora's house, so that he's not seen?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Nora ask Doctor Rank to do for her, after the maid gives Nora the card?
2. Why does Krogstad say it would be useless for Nora to kill herself?
3. What excuse does Nora make, so she doesn't have to explain the favor she wanted?
4. What fantasy does Torvald say he has about his wife when he's bringing her home from a party?
5. What comparison does Nora seem to be making between her father and Torvald?
6. How does Torvald respond to Nora's suggestion that she will soon be "out of the way"?
7. How does Krogstad respond to Mrs. Linde's offer to be with him?
8. What is the significance of Nora calling for the lamp?
9. What is Mrs. Linde's reaction when Krogstad offers to ask Torvald for his letter back?
10. Why does Helmer say he prefers embroidery to knitting?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss Mrs. Linde's character.
1) Is Mrs. Linde truly a friend to Nora? Why does she tell Krogstad not to intercept his letter before Torvald can read it?
2) What has Mrs. Linde learned from her background? How is her view of life and marriage different from Nora's?
3) Compare Mrs. Linde's proposed relationship with Krogstad with Nora's relationship with Torvald.
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 the meaning of money to the characters in the play.
1) Why is money important to Nora? What does money mean to her? Why does she want money, and how does she feel about it? Where does money fit in Nora's hierarchy of priorities?
2) What does money mean to Torvald? Why is he happy to have his new job? In what ways does he expect money to improve his life? Where does money fit in Torvald's hierarchy of priorities?
3) How do Nora and Torvald view borrowing, and why?
4) How does Mrs. Linde view money, and why does she marry her first husband for financial reasons?
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