The Brothers Karamazov Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is the girl that Kolya is charged with watching that adores him?

2. What does Lise say she is glad about seeing when Alyosha visits her in Book 11?

3. Who takes the witness stand after Katarina in the book?

4. Where does Ilyusha's doctor say he must go in order to be saved from his illness?

5. Who is the first person called to testify from Mitya's family during his trial?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Pyotr and Madame Khokhalakov act towards each other when they first meet?

2. How is Alyosha and Kolya's first interaction described?

3. What happens when Katarina gives the judge her letter from Mitya during his trial?

4. Why does the court refute the possibility of Smerdyakov killing Fyodor in Part 4, Book 12, Chapter 9?

5. Describe Mitya's plea to the court in Part 4, Book 12, Chapter 14.

6. What happens to Mitya after the police and prosecutors read his statement in Part 3, Book 9, Chapter 9?

7. What is the nature of the voices Ivan hears in Part 4, Book 11, Chapter 9?

8. How does Mitya react when the police make him take off his clothes for examination?

9. How does the judge react when Kirillovich begins quoting from the Bible loudly during Mitya's trial?

10. How is Lise described in Part 4, Book 11, Chapter 3?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Alyosha and Mitya. What about the differences in these characters suggest who the protagonist will be?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the controversy surrounding the presentation of Zosima's dead body. What about the description of Zosima's body is telling of the religious traditions of the time period?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the nature of the inclusion of Zosima's teachings and recordings in the book. How might these recordings give spirituality and religion a voice?

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