Peer Gynt Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What could Peer be arrested for after kidnapping Ingrid?

2. Where does Peer want to go when he loses hope while traveling during the second scene of the play?

3. What does Peer do after the boy leaves at the beginning of Act 3?

4. What does Peer talk to Aase about when he visits her in Act 3, Scene 4?

5. What happens to the wedding festivities when Peer arrives?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who joins Peer in the forest, and how does Peer respond to this?

2. What is strange about the Woman in Green's home?

3. What is the life philosophy that the Troll King preaches, and how does it differ from the human philosophy on life?

4. Why does Peer think the young boy did what he did at the beginning of Act 3?

5. What are the main differences Peer sees between being revered in America and in Morocco?

6. What does Peer hear from other travelers as he heads to Ingrid's wedding?

7. Who does Peer meet after his vision, and what does she convince him to do?

8. What happens when Solveig gets to the wedding feast?

9. What does Aslak say when Peer sees him on his way to Ingrid's wedding, and how does Peer react to this?

10. What happens while Peer is living in a tree?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Honor is something that many of the main characters are striving for in this book. Who is most affected by this pursuit, and how does it change the course of the plot?

Essay Topic 2

Solveig and Aase are two very similar people, and yet they have some very notable and important differences. Using the text to support your theories, write a compare/contrast essay about these two characters

Essay Topic 3

Despair is a theme that is placed in a number of sensitive places in this plot. What are some of these places, and what role does despair play in this book?

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