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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice 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?
(a) Lovborg and Mrs Elvsted.
(b) Hedda and Brack.
(c) Hedda and Tesman.
(d) Tesman and Brack.
2. 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) Elated and joyous.
(c) Desperate and disheveled.
(d) Contrite and repentant.
3. 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) News of Lovborg's book.
(d) Lovborg to return from Brack's to take her home.
4. What does Lovborg tell Mrs. Elvsted happened to the manuscript?
(a) That he sold it to pay his debts.
(b) That it is missing but the police are looking for it.
(c) That Miss Diana has taken it and he can't get it back.
(d) That he tore it into bits and scattered it in the fjord.
5. What does Lovborg think Hedda's motives might have been in their prior friendship?
(a) To make him fall in love.
(b) To ruin his reputation.
(c) To purge and cleanse him of his ways.
(d) To keep him from writing.
6. Which of the following best characterizes the dinner party at Brack's house?
(a) Poorly attended and brief.
(b) Sophisticated and intellectual.
(c) Wild and uncontrolled.
(d) Dull and monotonous.
7. What is Hedda thankful for, in her relationship with Brack?
(a) That Brack lives so close by.
(b) That Tesman is not dependent on Brack.
(c) That Brack has no hold over her.
(d) That Brack is such a good friend with her best interests in mind.
8. What is the likely reason that Hedda dreams of controlling another person's destiny?
(a) She aspires to do more good than one person can.
(b) It is simply entertainment.
(c) She feels very little power over her own life.
(d) She wants to be like Mrs Elvsted.
9. What does Tesman tell Hedda that Lovborg made a long rambling speech about at Brack's party?
(a) The woman who inspired him.
(b) Lovborg's qualifications for the professorship.
(c) The evils of alcohol.
(d) Cultural diversity.
10. When does Hedda do with Lovborg's manuscript when she hears the maid admit Lovborg into the house?
(a) Tosses it in the fire.
(b) Lays it out on the table.
(c) Hides it in a drawer.
(d) Leaves it scattered on the floor.
11. 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.
12. What does Hedda refer to when she says someone has 'vine leaves in their hair'?
(a) That they are living a wild lifestyle.
(b) That they are all dressed up.
(c) That they are free-spirited.
(d) That they have become stuck somewhere.
13. At Brack's party, what information does Lovborg withhold?
(a) The name of the woman that inspired him.
(b) That he is in love with Hedda.
(c) That his work is plagiarized from Tesman's.
(d) That there is a second copy of the manuscript.
14. What influence does Hedda want over Lovborg?
(a) She wants revenge.
(c) She wants him to love her.
(d) She wants to ruin him.
15. What does Tesman bring to Hedda while she talks to Lovborg?
(a) Punch and cakes.
(b) His book.
(c) A bouquet of flowers.
(d) A letter from Mrs Elvsted.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Hedda claim were her motives in their prior experiences together?
2. How does Hedda imagine Lovborg when he returns?
3. What does Hedda threaten, again, to do to Mrs. Elvsted?
4. What does Hedda remember getting Lovborg to confess?
5. What does Lovborg try to call Hedda when they are alone?
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