Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following best describes Mrs Elvsted's marriage?
2. From their conversation, what can one infer about Brack and Hedda in Act 2?
3. When Tesman and Brack first invite Lovborg to Brack's party, what does Lovborg do?
4. What is the only thing that Mrs Elvsted knows about the woman whose shadow stands between her and Lovborg?
5. What does Julle give to Tesman before she leaves?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Tesman and Hedda discuss at the end of Act 1 of HEDDA GABLER that causes severe disappointment to Hedda?
2. The morning after the party at Brack's house, what is the situation like at the Tesman household?
3. What leverage does Brack acquire over Hedda?
4. What do Julle and Tesman allude to when they talk about Hedda "filling out"? How does Hedda feel about it?
5. What is the only thing that Mrs. Elvsted knows about the woman from Lovborg's past?
6. What is Mrs. Elvsted's state of mind when she first enters the Tesman household? Why?
7. Describe the incident with the hat in Act 1 of Hedda Gabler.
8. What does Brack press Hedda to do regarding Lovborg in the first part of Act 3 of HEDDA GABLER? Why?
9. What does Lovborg say the only option open to him now is? How does Hedda respond?
10. Why didn't Tesman tell anyone he had Lovborg's manuscript? What were his plans with it?
In the play HEDDA GABLER, the title character feels her marriage and subsequent motherhood is a trap that limits her ability to pursue what she really wants in life. The other characters around her feel very differently. Write a complete analysis of marriage and parenthood in regards to the characters in the play. Discuss how each one sees and is affected by marriage and parenthood, the value they place on it, and how much it rules their life.
Part 1: Discuss Hedda's reasons for choosing marriage. Why did she opt to marry a man she does not love? What were her other options? What outside influences may have affected her decision?
Part 2: How does Hedda feel about her marriage now that she is in it? Parenthood is right around the corner for Hedda. How does she feel about that?
Part 3: The other characters in the play feel very differently than Hedda about marriage and parenthood. Does Mrs. Elvsted feel differently about her marriage than Hedda feels about hers? How does Tesman feel about his marriage? Aunt Julle? How does Brack feel about marriage?
The play HEDDA GABLER is rife with symbolism and foreshadowing.
Part 1: Define symbolism and foreshadowing in pieces of literature such as HEDDA GABLER. What is the difference between the two literary techniques? How might an author use them? Why would an author use them?
Part 2: Discuss Ibsen's use of both these techniques in the play, citing as many examples of each as you can. Explain each one, and what you think Ibsen was trying to convey. Why did he choose that particular object as a symbol? Make your essay as thorough and complete as you can.
In the play HEDDA GABLER there are two sets of characters that contrast each other. We see Hedda contrasted to Mrs. Elvsted and Tesman to Lovborg. In each case the outside character embodies something that our main character is jealous of.
Part 1: Hedda longs for influence over Lovborg and is intensely jealous of Mrs. Elvsted's success in reforming him. In what very crucial ways is Hedda unlike Mrs Elvsted, and how does this limit her?
Why does Hedda long for influence over Lovborg but not over Tesman? Is Hedda more akin to Tesman or to Lovborg? Do you think Mrs. Elvsted will feel the same way?
Part 2: Tesman is jealous of Lovborg's intellect and ability to write. How are Tesman's and Lovborg's academic works different? Are Tesman and Lovborg competing for the same things with their books, or do they value different consequences of their work?
Part 3: Do Tesman and Hedda handle their jealousy differently? How? What affect does their jealousy have on those around them?
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