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A STEP BEYOND
STUDY QUESTIONS / QUIZ / TESTS AND ANSWERS
_____ 1. Nora's macaroons symbolize
_____ 2. In the play we find that Nora
I. doesn't understand the male worlds of money and business
A. II and III only
_____ 3. Ibsen gives us insight into Torvald's character through his
I. delight in travel
A. II only
_____ 4. One of the play's major themes is
A. women are stronger than men
_____ 5. Inherited "moral sickness" is attributed to
A. Nora and Krogstad
_____ 6. Nora's greatest miracle will be that
A. she can find herself
_____ 7. Nora confides her biggest secret to Kristine because
A. Kristine told Nora her secrets
_____ 8. According to A Doll's House
A. men and women think alike
_____ 9. Nora feels she must die
A. to make clear her own responsibility for the forgery B. because she'll never be free of Torvald C. in order to serve as an object lesson for Torvald
_____ 10. Nora prepares for death by
I. dancing a wild dance
A. I only
11. Compare and contrast the rise and fall of the two couples: Nora and Torvald; Kristine and Krogstad.
12. What illusions shape Nora and Torvald's lives, and what forces Nora to confront reality?
13. In what ways are each of the other characters' situations similar to and different from Nora's?
14. Discuss the role of heredity and hereditary disease in A Doll's House.
15. Why does Nora have to leave at the end of the play? Will she ever return? Defend your position with evidence from the play.