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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hjalmar say Old Ekdal almost does after the bad bank deal?
(a) Change his name.
(b) Shoot himself.
(c) Move to another country.
(d) Live on the streets.

2. Where is Hjalmar sitting at the beginning of Act 3?
(a) A work table.
(b) The kitchen table.
(c) His bed.
(d) The high back chair.

3. How long have Gina and Hjalmar been married when the book begins?
(a) 11 years.
(b) 17 years.
(c) 13 years.
(d) 15 years.

4. What is to be celebrated the day after the lunch with the tenants?
(a) Christmas.
(b) Thanksgiving.
(c) Halloween.
(d) Hedwig's birthday.

5. Where does Hedwig say she likes to spend most of her time at home?
(a) The back room.
(b) Her bedroom.
(c) The kitchen.
(d) The photography office.

6. What does Hjalmar do repeatedly after his father goes to work somewhere else?
(a) Throws logs onto the fire.
(b) Stares off into the distance.
(c) Swears.
(d) Gets up to join his father.

7. When Gina hears about the tenants' having been invited to her house, about what does she worry?
(a) That there will not be enough food.
(b) That she will not be ready.
(c) That they will wake up Hedwig.
(d) That they will make a mess.

8. Who interrupts the near fight between Gregers and Relling?
(a) Hedwig.
(b) Werle.
(c) Ekdal.
(d) Hjalmar.

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

10. Hjalmar ask for a lot of what item on his sandwich?
(a) Beef.
(b) Butter.
(c) Lettuce.
(d) Mayonnaise.

11. What is happening in the house at the beginning of the play?
(a) A dinner party.
(b) A fight.
(c) A ball.
(d) A doctor's visit.

12. How does Gregers describe the atmosphere in Hjalmar's house?
(a) Content.
(b) Tense
(c) Loving.
(d) Poisonous.

13. What is Gina doing at the beginning of Act 2?
(a) Editing photos.
(b) Reading.
(c) Writing.
(d) Sewing.

14. What kind of business does Ekdal's son run?
(a) Tailoring.
(b) Acting.
(c) Photography.
(d) Industrial.

15. How old is Hjalmar's daughter at the beginning of the book?
(a) 10 years old.
(b) 12 years old.
(c) 14 years old.
(d) 16 years old.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Molvik do when Ekdal shows them the rabbit skin?

2. Gregers says Hjalmar is lost in what?

3. Where does Act 2 take place?

4. About what does Werle's son get mad at his father after Ekdal leaves?

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

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