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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hedda complain about just after greeting Julle?
(a) The difficulty with servants.
(b) Having nothing to do.
(c) An open window.
(d) How long it has been since they've met.

2. What two events does Tesman accidentally schedule for the same time?
(a) Brack's party and his wife's birthday.
(b) Mrs Elvsted's visit and work for his next book.
(c) Lovborg's visit and a visit from his aunt.
(d) Lovborg's visit and Brack's dinner.

3. In Act 1, what is the role of Berte in the household?
(a) Neighbor.
(b) Housemaid.
(c) Visiting relative.
(d) Landlord.

4. What is the relationship between Tesman and Julle in the play, HEDDA GABLER?
(a) Close friends.
(b) Nephew and aunt.
(c) Brother and sister.
(d) Cousins.

5. What would best characterize the way Hedda greets Julle?
(a) Appreciative and obliging.
(b) Cool and formal.
(c) Excited and enthusiastic.
(d) Loving and warm.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act 2, why does Julle send word she will not be visiting Hedda and Tesman that evening?

2. What does the letter sent in Act 1 of HEDDA GABLE propose to do?

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

4. How does Hedda feel about the house she lives in?

5. What does Hedda dream of convincing Tesman to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. In the beginning of Act 2, shortly after discussing their financial constraints, what does Tesman return home with?

2. What do Tesman and Mrs. Elvsted decide they must do for Lovborg, and what does Mrs. Elvsted have that makes this possible?

3. How much interest does Hedda show in getting along with all the Tesman family? Give an example.

4. What does Hedda tell Lovborg that finally does have an impact and he starts to drink? Why does it affect him so?

5. At the end of Act 3, what does Hedda say to Lovborg about vine leaves? Why?

6. What is the bad news that Brack divulges to Tesman that causes Tesman distress? Why does it cause Tesman distress?

7. In Act 1 of Hedda Gabler, what does Hedda say about her piano? What does Tesman suggest in reply, and how is his suggestion received?

8. Tesman foresees many months of work to reconstruct the manuscript. How does he recommend they all arrange themselves while the work is going on?

9. Despite it's great reception, what does Lovborg say about the book of his that was recently published? What about the next one?

10. What does Mrs. Elvsted liken the manuscript to?

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