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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Hedda divulge to Lovborg that Mrs Elvsted did not want known?
(a) That she was anxious about Lovborg's fortitude.
(b) That she was jealous of Hedda.
(c) That she had been a flame of Tesman's.
(d) That she had left her husband.
2. Where does Hedda assume that Tesman is?
(a) Gone to discuss the professorship.
(b) Sleeping at Julle's.
(c) Taking care of Lovborg.
(d) Still partying.
3. What becomes apparent as soon as Hedda and Lovborg converse alone?
(a) Lovborg is jealous of Tesman's success.
(b) Hedda and Lovborg have been very close.
(c) Hedda wishes she had married Lovborg.
(d) Hedda is angry at Lovborg for an unknown reason.
4. What does Hedda understand is the real point of Brack's story?
(a) He is afraid a scandal might ruin Tesman.
(b) He is afraid Lovborg might hurt someone.
(c) To convince Tesman to surrender the manuscript.
(d) Brack doesn't want Lovborg around Hedda.
5. At the end of Act 2, what does Hedda confess to Mrs Elvsted that she wants out of the whole situation?
(a) To influence a human fate.
(b) To secure the professorship for Tesman.
(c) To see Lovborg succumb to weakness.
(d) To win Lovborg's love.
6. What does Hedda claim were her motives in their prior experiences together?
(a) To inspire him.
(b) To make him forget everything but her.
(c) To reform him.
(d) A look into a world that she is supposed to know nothing about.
7. What does Mrs. Elvsted liken Lovborg's manuscript to?
(a) Lovborg's own life.
(b) A child.
(c) Mrs Elvsted's and Lovborg's love.
(d) A great piece of art.
8. What does Tesman think of the book Lovborg read out loud at Brack's party?
(a) He thinks it is interesting but poorly written.
(b) He thinks it's dull and simplistic.
(c) He thinks it's one of the most remarkable books ever written.
(d) He thinks it is plagiarism of his own work.
9. Where did Tesman get Lovborg's manuscript?
(a) Brack gave it to him for safe keeping.
(b) He found it on the side of the road.
(c) He borrowed it to read.
(d) He stole it when Lovborg wasn't looking.
10. What does Hedda refer to when she says someone has 'vine leaves in their hair'?
(a) That they have become stuck somewhere.
(b) That they are living a wild lifestyle.
(c) That they are free-spirited.
(d) That they are all dressed up.
11. What does Hedda suggest that Lovborg do beautifully?
(a) Apologize to Mrs Elvsted.
(b) End it all.
(c) Go to the interview for the professorship.
(d) Write another book.
12. How does Hedda imagine Lovborg when he returns?
(a) Reckless and free.
(b) Responsible and self controlled.
(c) The talk of the town.
(d) Flushed and fearless with vine leaves in his hair.
13. What are Mrs. Elvsted's plans when she leaves the Tesman household in Act 3 of HEDDA GABLER?
(a) She is going to return to her husband.
(b) She is going to look for the missing manuscript.
(c) She has no plans and nowhere to go.
(d) She is going to attempt to purchase the manuscript back from Miss Diana.
14. What does Hedda say she is doing at the end of Act 3 of HEDDA GABLER?
(a) Destroying Lovborg's future.
(b) Destroying her past.
(c) Burning a child.
(d) Making an opportunity for Tesman.
15. What does Hedda first tell Lovborg when he continually declines the cold punch she offered him?
(a) That it makes him appear unsure of himself.
(b) That he had changed greatly from the person she knew.
(c) That she admired his fortitude.
(d) That Mrs Elvsted had trained him well.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following set of people truly acts in the others best interest to the best of their ability in the play HEDDA GABLER?
2. What does Brack suggest is Lovborg's motive for visiting the Tesman household?
3. What is Mrs. Elvsted waiting for in HEDDA GABLER at the beginning of Act 3?
4. What does Tesman tell Hedda that Lovborg made a long rambling speech about at Brack's party?
5. What happens to the manuscript when Tesman leaves?
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