© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler


by Henrik Ibsen

Hedda Gabler: Oy! Hedda! Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Hedda Gabler? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What was Hedda’s father?

What do you mean? Hedda’s father was Hedda’s father. Is this a trick question?
A politician
Oh, okay, I see what you’re doing. You’re asking what he did for a living. I’m with you now.
A general
A lawyer
Q. What is Eilert Løvborg doing for Mrs. Elvsted?

He is supplying her with counterfeit money
He is helping to push her wheelchair and cook her meals
He is tutoring her children
He is looking after her father, which isn’t that difficult a job, considering he’s been cremated
Q. What do George and Eilert have in common?

They are both widowers
They both teach history
They both shop at American Eagle
They were both colonels in the army
Q. By her own admission, what is one of the reasons that Hedda married George?

She loved him once
He was rich
She had grown attached to his children
Well, they already had the minister, a cake and several hundred of their closest friends - it would have been a waste not to take advantage
She thought he would become famous
Q. What did Hedda threaten Eilert that she would do?

Shoot him
Tell her husband about his affair
Sing another twenty verses of "You Are My Sunshine"
Out him