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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Gregers think Werle is so greedy?
(a) He is dissappointed in his son.
(b) He has a guilty conscience.
(c) He is dissappointed in his wife.
(d) He has never been content.

2. What is Gina's daughter doing at the beginning of Act 2?
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Writing.
(c) Reading.
(d) Sewing.

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

4. At the beginning of Act 3, Gina complains about what to Hjalmar?
(a) The rudeness of a customer.
(b) The mess Gregers has made.
(c) The advancing of Hedwig's disease.
(d) The lack of food in the house.

5. Who gives Hjalmar's son a wounded animal to nurse back to health?
(a) Hjalmar.
(b) Gregers.
(c) Werle.
(d) Mrs. Sorby.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the housekeeper playing when Werle's son is leaving his father's house?

3. What does Hjalmar's daughter bring for Gregers while he is visiting?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Gregers say in response to Hjalmar's response to Werle's impending blindness?

2. According to Ekdal, what is the best way to kill a bird?

3. Why is Hedwig disappointed when Hjalmar comes back from the party, and how does Hjalmar respond to this?

4. How does Gina say they have been able to survive on such a small income?

5. What does Hjalmar say when he hears that his wife did have an affair with Werle?

6. How does this play begin?

7. Why is Werle throwing a party at the beginning of the book?

8. What does Hjalmar do when he returns to the room after the strange noise is heard in the back room?

9. For what is Hjalmar looking when he comes home after his night of drinking, and why?

10. What does Hjalmar say about Werle's letter regarding Ekdal's pension?

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