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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the profession of Jorgen Tesman?
(a) Politician.
(b) Merchant and importer.
(c) Academic researcher and aspiring professor.
(d) Tesman does not work.

2. Which answer best describes Tesman's perception of Hedda?
(a) Demanding and restrictive.
(b) Flighty and vacant.
(c) Rude and ungrateful.
(d) Beautiful and adored.

3. Why did Tesman buy the house he did?
(a) He believed Hedda wanted it more than any other.
(b) It was the only one he could afford.
(c) It was close to his work.
(d) It had many rooms for raising a family.

4. What are people suggesting when they note Hedda has "filled out" during her travels?
(a) That she is pregnant.
(b) That she doesn't love her husband.
(c) That she is letting herself go.
(d) That she lives a life of leisure.

5. Why are people concerned about Rina?
(a) She is about to have a child.
(b) She is elderly and bedridden.
(c) She is missing.
(d) She recently offended an important man.

6. When Tesman and Brack first invite Lovborg to Brack's party, what does Lovborg do?
(a) Cautiously agree to go.
(b) Decline.
(c) Warmly accept as a way to regain old ties.
(d) Agree to stay with Hedda when she asks him to.

7. What does Lovborg want Tesman to see?
(a) That he is a potential candidate for the professorship.
(b) That he is a better writer than Tesman.
(c) Evidence of his reformed ways.
(d) The manuscript to his next book.

8. Who embroidered Tesman's slippers?
(a) Julle.
(b) His Aunt Rina.
(c) Berte.
(d) Hedda.

9. How does Hedda feel about the possibility of motherhood?
(a) She has no leaning toward such responsibilities.
(b) She doesn't think she is capable of bearing children.
(c) She looks forward to it to keep her occupied.
(d) She can't wait to hear children's voices in the house.

10. Why is Mrs Elvsted uneasy talking about her home life?
(a) Because her husband is an old flame of Hedda's.
(b) Because her husband is unfaithful.
(c) Because she has just left her husband.
(d) Because she knows Hedda is unhappy.

11. What do Julle and Tesman discuss as a strong ability of Tesman's?
(a) Foreseeing the direction society will take.
(b) Making sense of confusing information.
(c) Collecting and arranging.
(d) Seeing the influence of small actions.

12. What is the one thing that Hedda says she has an aptitude for?
(a) Light conversation.
(b) To bore herself.
(c) To be a wife.
(d) To dance and be merry.

13. When Hedda and Brack are discussing a trip in a compartment on a train, what are they really discussing?
(a) The importance of having good friends close by.
(b) The unexpected in life.
(c) Fidelity in marriage.
(d) Getting away from society.

14. What are Brack's views on his own marriage prospects?
(a) He prefers to maintain 'friendships' with married ladies.
(b) He wishes he had proposed to Hedda while she was available.
(c) He does not care for the company of women.
(d) He is still waiting for the right woman to come into his life.

15. Why might Tesman not get the professorship he was promised?
(a) The subject of Tesman's book is irrevelant to the post.
(b) There are doubts about Tesman's character.
(c) Tesman was gone too long on his travels.
(d) Lovborg is also being considered for the post.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act 1, what is the role of Berte in the household?

2. What does Hedda claim she has to keep her entertained at the end of Act 1 of HEDDA GABLER?

3. How were the furnishings in the house paid for?

4. When did Lovborg write his book?

5. Who does Tesman invite over to their house for evening in Act 1 of HEDDA GABLER?

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