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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Ejlert Lovborg do shortly after publishing his book?
(a) Applies for a professorship.
(b) Leaves the Elvsted household to return to town.
(c) Inherits a fortune.
(d) Falls in love with Diana, a red headed singer.

3. What item in Hedda and Tesman's house has been moved out of view in the beginning of Act 2 of HEDDA GABLER?
(a) The picture of Rina.
(b) The pistols.
(c) The bouquet of flowers.
(d) Hedda's piano.

4. What kept Hedda and Tesman up late the night of their return?
(a) Julle was ill.
(b) Hedda needed everything unpacked and put away in a particular manner.
(c) Berte was was having a party next door.
(d) They were celebrating the return to their new home.

5. Who does Tesman invite over to their house for evening in Act 1 of HEDDA GABLER?
(a) Berte.
(b) Brack.
(c) Ejlert Lovborg.
(d) Mrs Elvsted.

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

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

8. What kind of friends were Mrs Elvsted and Hedda in school?
(a) They were inseperable best friends.
(b) They had some good friends in common and so they saw a lot of each other.
(c) They were classmates that spent a lot of time on school work together.
(d) They were seperated by a year, and Mrs Elvsted was frightened of Hedda.

9. Which of the following best describes Mrs Elvsted's marriage?
(a) Loveless and convenient.
(b) Passionate and unwise.
(c) Comfortable and satisfactory.
(d) Abusive and horrible.

10. What does Hedda complain about just after greeting Julle?
(a) How long it has been since they've met.
(b) An open window.
(c) Having nothing to do.
(d) The difficulty with servants.

11. Which of the following best characterizes Hedda's feelings towards Mrs Elvsted?
(a) Kindness and friendship.
(b) Concern and honesty.
(c) Jealousy and disdain.
(d) Respect and fear.

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

13. Which of the following best compares the nature of Tesman's book to the nature of Lovborg's book?
(a) The scholarly to the chaotic.
(b) The truth to the fanciful.
(c) The mundane to the visionary.
(d) The useful to the superfluous.

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

15. What role did Ejlert Lovborg play in the Elvsted household prior to the happenings in the play Hedda Gabler?
(a) He tutored the children.
(b) He was the protege of Mr Elvsted.
(c) He was a close friend of Mr Elvsted.
(d) He was a distant relation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What state of mind is Mrs Elvsted in when she arrives?

2. To what does Brack invite Tesman?

3. What is the only thing that Mrs Elvsted knows about the woman whose shadow stands between her and Lovborg?

4. When did Lovborg write his book?

5. What are Mrs Elvsted's plans for the future?

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