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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. Before he leaves, what does Lovborg promise to do?
(a) Return at ten to take Mrs. Elvsted home.
(b) Finish his book.
(c) Speak to Brack about the professorship.
(d) Stay sober.

3. How many copies of Lovborg's manuscript exist?
(a) Two.
(b) One that was divided into two pieces and seperated.
(c) Two, but only one is available because the other is at the Elvsted house.
(d) One.

4. How does Hedda imagine Lovborg when he returns?
(a) Reckless and free.
(b) Responsible and self controlled.
(c) Flushed and fearless with vine leaves in his hair.
(d) The talk of the town.

5. What does Tesman tell Hedda that Lovborg made a long rambling speech about at Brack's party?
(a) The evils of alcohol.
(b) Cultural diversity.
(c) Lovborg's qualifications for the professorship.
(d) The woman who inspired him.

6. When does Hedda do with Lovborg's manuscript when she hears the maid admit Lovborg into the house?
(a) Hides it in a drawer.
(b) Tosses it in the fire.
(c) Lays it out on the table.
(d) Leaves it scattered on the floor.

7. What time of day is it when Lovborg arrives at the Tesman household?
(a) Four in the morning.
(b) After daybreak the next morning.
(c) Late the next day.
(d) He arrives at ten to take Mrs. Elvsted home.

8. What is Mrs. Elvsted waiting for in HEDDA GABLER at the beginning of Act 3?
(a) The arrival of her husband.
(b) For Hedda to let her leave.
(c) Lovborg to return from Brack's to take her home.
(d) News of Lovborg's book.

9. 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.

10. Which of the following best describes the state Lovborg is in when he returns to the Tesman household after Brack's party?
(a) Sad and mournful.
(b) Contrite and repentant.
(c) Elated and joyous.
(d) Desperate and disheveled.

11. What does Tesman plan to do with the manuscript?
(a) Hide it until after the professorship is his.
(b) Take it to the publisher as his own work.
(c) Return it right away to Lovborg.
(d) Burn it.

12. What does Hedda show Lovborg when they are first left alone together?
(a) Her father's pistols.
(b) Her house.
(c) Her husband's manuscript.
(d) A photo album of her honeymoon.

13. What is Lovborg's response to Hedda's revelation about Mr Elvsted?
(a) He laughs at Mrs Elvsted.
(b) He brushes it off and admonishes Hedda.
(c) He grows angry and embarrassed, and decides to leave with Tesman and Brack.
(d) He makes a toast with a glass of punch, to 'the truth'.

14. What future does Hedda see for Lovborg?
(a) A future of revelry and irresponsibility.
(b) An act of courageous and beautiful self destruction.
(c) Global recognition of his genius.
(d) The coveted professorship.

15. What does Tesman think of the book Lovborg read out loud at Brack's party?
(a) He thinks it's dull and simplistic.
(b) He thinks it is interesting but poorly written.
(c) He thinks it's one of the most remarkable books ever written.
(d) He thinks it is plagiarism of his own work.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lovborg take with him to Brack's?

2. What reason does Hedda give Lovborg for not following through on a threat she made a long time ago?

3. After Mrs Elvsted arrives, what does Lovborg talk about?

4. What does Lovborg think Hedda's motives might have been in their prior friendship?

5. What does Hedda understand is the real point of Brack's story?

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