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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Hedda understand is the real point of Brack's story?
(a) Brack doesn't want Lovborg around Hedda.
(b) To convince Tesman to surrender the manuscript.
(c) He is afraid a scandal might ruin Tesman.
(d) He is afraid Lovborg might hurt someone.
2. At the end of Act 2, what does Hedda confess to Mrs Elvsted that she wants out of the whole situation?
(a) To win Lovborg's love.
(b) To secure the professorship for Tesman.
(c) To see Lovborg succumb to weakness.
(d) To influence a human fate.
3. Where did Lovborg go after he was at Brack's?
(a) He went to an especially lively party at Miss Diana's.
(b) He went to the police to report his missing manuscript.
(c) He tried to return to take Mrs Elvsted home.
(d) He returned home to sleep.
4. What does Lovborg tell Mrs. Elvsted happened to the manuscript?
(a) That it is missing but the police are looking for it.
(b) That he sold it to pay his debts.
(c) That he tore it into bits and scattered it in the fjord.
(d) That Miss Diana has taken it and he can't get it back.
5. What does Lovborg try to call Hedda when they are alone?
(b) My love.
(d) Mrs Tesman.
6. What does Hedda claim were her motives in their prior experiences together?
(a) A look into a world that she is supposed to know nothing about.
(b) To reform him.
(c) To inspire him.
(d) To make him forget everything but her.
7. What is the very important thing that Hedda keeps from Lovborg when he comes to see her in Act 3?
(a) Information about the professorship.
(b) Her love and sympathy.
(c) The money he needs to buy back his manuscript.
(d) His manuscript.
8. 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) Hedda and Brack.
(b) Tesman and Brack.
(c) Lovborg and Mrs Elvsted.
(d) Hedda and Tesman.
9. What happens to the manuscript when Tesman leaves?
(a) Tesman takes it with him to return to it's rightful owner.
(b) It gets knocked off the table and the pages scatter.
(c) Tesman gives it to Brack to hold onto.
(d) Tesman leaves it in Hedda's care.
10. Before he leaves, what does Lovborg promise to do?
(a) Return at ten to take Mrs. Elvsted home.
(b) Finish his book.
(c) Stay sober.
(d) Speak to Brack about the professorship.
11. How does Hedda imagine Lovborg when he returns?
(a) Responsible and self controlled.
(b) Reckless and free.
(c) Flushed and fearless with vine leaves in his hair.
(d) The talk of the town.
12. What is Lovborg's response to Hedda's revelation about Mr Elvsted?
(a) He brushes it off and admonishes Hedda.
(b) He makes a toast with a glass of punch, to 'the truth'.
(c) He grows angry and embarrassed, and decides to leave with Tesman and Brack.
(d) He laughs at Mrs Elvsted.
13. What does Hedda first tell Lovborg when he continually declines the cold punch she offered him?
(a) That he had changed greatly from the person she knew.
(b) That she admired his fortitude.
(c) That it makes him appear unsure of himself.
(d) That Mrs Elvsted had trained him well.
14. Which of the following best characterizes Lovborg the night of Brack's party?
(a) Eloquent and learned.
(b) Out of control and drunken.
(c) Desperate and scheming.
(d) Strong and willful.
15. Of what does Lovborg accuse Mrs. Elvsted?
(a) That she was working with her husband to watch out for him.
(b) That she was trying to credit for his reformation.
(c) That she wanted to control him.
(d) That she was trying to prevent him from publishing his book.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Lovborg's plan for his future at the end of Act 3 of HEDDA GABLER?
2. What is Hedda doing when Tesman returns from Brack's party?
3. What reason does Hedda give Lovborg for not following through on a threat she made a long time ago?
4. What did Hedda envision for Lovborg the night of Brack's party?
5. What are Mrs. Elvsted's plans when she leaves the Tesman household in Act 3 of HEDDA GABLER?
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