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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. With whom does Gregers speak when he comes in the house at the beginning of Act 3?
(a) Hjalmar.
(b) Hedwig.
(c) Gina.
(d) Ekdal.

4. What instrument does Hjalmar play?
(a) Flute.
(b) Fiddle.
(c) Trumpet.
(d) Guitar.

5. Who has had an affair with Ekdal's son's new wife?
(a) Ekdal.
(b) Gaywin.
(c) Werle.
(d) Gary.

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

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

8. What does Gregers call the back room while talking about the wild duck?
(a) The isolation.
(b) Captivity.
(c) A warm cage.
(d) The boundless deep.

9. What is heard from the attic while Gina is preparing lunch?
(a) Loud cursing.
(b) A dull thud.
(c) Breaking glass.
(d) A shot.

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

11. How does Hjalmar want to redeem his father?
(a) Make a grand invention.
(b) Put Werle behind bars.
(c) Prove his father's innocence.
(d) Write an epic novel.

12. How many people dine with Werle at the beginning of the book?
(a) 10.
(b) 11.
(c) 13.
(d) 12.

13. Where does Ekdal tell Hjalmar to go to work?
(a) The attic.
(b) His back room.
(c) The bedroom.
(d) The kitchen.

14. What is the name of Ekdal's son's wife?
(a) Gina.
(b) Gabby.
(c) Gretta.
(d) Gilly.

15. How does Gregers think Hjalmar will feel about hearing the truth?
(a) Angry.
(b) Grateful.
(c) Surprised.
(d) Insiduous.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT an animal kept in the house by Old Ekdal?

2. For what is Gina's daughter excited when her father gets home?

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

4. How does Hjalmar feel when Gregers comes to his house?

5. What does Gregers promise not to do while speaking with someone at the beginning of Act 3?

(see the answer keys)

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