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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 happened to the children?
2. What does Ragnar request of Solness just before Brovik's death?
3. What prized possession was passed to Hedda from her father?
4. Who does Ragnar want to marry?
5. For what kind of building was Solness constructing the tower many years ago?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Hedda claim spurred her original interest in Ejlert Lovborg, years ago?
2. What does Hedda admit she wants control of?
3. How does Hedda end up with Lovborg's manuscript?
4. What are the implications to Hedda of Brack knowing Lovborg died by one of her pistols?
5. Why does Hedda tell Tesman she burned the manuscript?
6. How did Solness and Aline's children die?
7. How does Hedda convince Lovborg to go to the party?
8. What are the factors that, combined, mean such despair for Hedda that she must end her life?
9. Why is Solness afraid of youth?
10. What does Solness decide to do in honor of the new house?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast the relationship between Nora and Torvald and Mrs. Linde and Krogstad in A DOLL'S HOUSE. Which couple experiences the miracle that Nora has so hoped for? How does Torvald's behavior contribute to Nora's ultimate decision to leave him?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the climax and the secondary climax of HEDDA GABLER. In which acts do these events occur? How does the secondary climax lead to the ultimate resolution in the play? What other events lead up to the play's final, climactic moment?
Essay Topic 3
Hedda Gabler considers herself a coward. Why does she have that impression? What is she afraid of? What does she truly desire? Why does her obsession with Ejlert Lovborg consume her? She encourages Ejlert Lovborg to go to the party, despite protestations from Mrs. Elvsted and Lovborg himself declining. Why is she trying to control his destiny?
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