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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Werle describe his wife at the end of her life?
(a) Weak and lonely.
(b) Frail and insane.
(c) Sickly and hysterical.
(d) Beautiful and pale.

2. Why has Werle asked his son to come home at the beginning of the book?
(a) To care for him.
(b) To be a business partner.
(c) To repair the fight.
(d) To settle down.

3. Which of the following is NOT an animal kept in the house by Old Ekdal?
(a) Birds.
(b) Kittens.
(c) Rabbits.
(d) Ducks.

4. What is one of Old Ekdal's favorite hobbies when he is younger?
(a) Archery.
(b) Hunting.
(c) Farming.
(d) Fishing.

5. Where does Act 2 take place?
(a) Hjalmar's photography studio.
(b) A school house.
(c) Gina's room.
(d) Werle's house.

6. What does Hjalmar's daughter bring for Gregers while he is visiting?
(a) Champagne.
(b) Beer.
(c) Wine.
(d) Water.

7. Why does Hedwig say she enjoys staying home from school?
(a) She can be with her mother.
(b) She has alone time.
(c) There is a lot to do.
(d) There are no other kids.

8. Who has the most control within the photography business?
(a) Hjalmar.
(b) Hedwig.
(c) Werle.
(d) Gina.

9. Who reminds Hjalmar to get back to work when he becomes distracted in Act 3?
(a) Gregers.
(b) Werle.
(c) Hedwig.
(d) Ekdal.

10. What is the name of Mr. Werle's son?
(a) Gregory.
(b) Gary.
(c) Gawin.
(d) Gregers.

11. What does Hjalmar tell his wife he cannot do any more?
(a) Support.
(b) Work.
(c) Live.
(d) Worry.

12. Why does Hedwig not go to school?
(a) It scares her.
(b) It is hard on her eyes.
(c) She is teased.
(d) She is too sick.

13. To what does Werle compare the Ekdal family after his son gets angry with him?
(a) A lame deer.
(b) A shot duck.
(c) A rabid squirrel.
(d) A decoy swan.

14. How many servants do the Werles have?
(a) 4.
(b) 5.
(c) 3.
(d) 2.

15. According to Werle's son, how did Werle treat his wife when she was alive?
(a) He abused her.
(b) He tormented her.
(c) He sheltered her.
(d) He degraded her.

Short Answer Questions

1. About what does Hjalmar say he knows the most at the party?

2. What do Relling and Molvik do the night before the lunch?

3. Hjalmar ask for a lot of what item on his sandwich?

4. What is heard from the attic while Gina is preparing lunch?

5. Relling says Molvik is demonic about what?

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