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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mrs Elvsted ask of Tesman in Act 1 of Hedda Gabler?
(a) To continue Lovborg's work.
(b) To let Lovborg have the professorship.
(c) To let her know what he thinks of Lovborg's book.
(d) To be kind to Lovborg and keep a watchful eye on him.

2. What does Hedda do when Brack arrives in the beginning of Act 2 of HEDDA GABLER?
(a) Wishes Tesman were at home so she wouldn't have to be alone with Brack.
(b) HideS Tesman's manuscript.
(c) Expresses her pleasure at being alone with Brack.
(d) ShootS at him with her pistol.

3. How is Lovborg's book received by the public?
(a) It is disputed by the academic community.
(b) It is ridiculed.
(c) It is very well received and called 'a sensation'.
(d) It becomes the most popular novel of the time.

4. What instrument makes its first appearance in Act 1 of Hedda Gabler?
(a) A harp.
(b) A flute.
(c) A piano.
(d) A violin.

5. 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 a distant relation.
(c) He was a close friend of Mr Elvsted.
(d) He was the protege of Mr Elvsted.

6. What does Tesman ask of Hedda in Act 1 of HEDDA GABLER?
(a) To try and get out in society.
(b) To be less distant with Julle.
(c) To show her affection towards him.
(d) To help him with his work.

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

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

9. What does Hedda claim she has to keep her entertained at the end of Act 1 of HEDDA GABLER?
(a) Her father's pistols.
(b) A growing family.
(c) A charming home.
(d) A busy social life.

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

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

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

13. What does Julle do as soon as she enters the room in the beginning of the first act?
(a) Reads a manuscript.
(b) Opens a window.
(c) Hugs Hedda.
(d) Writes a letter.

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

15. What does the letter sent in Act 1 of HEDDA GABLE propose to do?
(a) Make arrangements for a celebration.
(b) Summon Brack to the house.
(c) Warn Mrs Elvsted's husband of her whereabouts.
(d) Invite Ejlert Lovborg over that evening.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Tesman focus on when he talks about the future?

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

4. What is Lovborg going to do for Tesman?

5. What was the basis of the close friendship shared by Lovborg and Mrs Elvsted?

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