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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. What is Grushenka's old Polish lover asking her for during Mitya's trial?
2. What does the audience say they believe should be the verdict in Mitya's trial while the jurors go into deliberation?
3. What does Mitya ask the court for in Book 12, Chapter 14?
4. What does Ivan want to know if Smerdyakov faked when he visits him in Book 11, Chapter 7?
5. Who is Alyosha planning to meet with to discuss Mitya's planned escape at the beginning of the Epilogue?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the defense attorney describe Fyodor in Part 4, Book 12, Chapter 13?
2. What does Smerdyakov confess to Ivan in Part 4, Book 11, Chapter 8?
3. How are the medical experts that are used in Mitya's trial described?
4. What does Mitya agree to being guilty of at the beginning of his trial?
5. What happens when Katarina gives the judge her letter from Mitya during his trial?
6. How is Kolya described when he is first seen in Part 4, Book 10, Chapter 1?
7. What does Alyosha discover about a secret between Mitya and Ivan in Part 4, Book 11, Chapter 4?
8. What is the nature of Alyosha and Grushenka's discussion in Part 4, Book 11, Chapter 1?
9. What happens to Mitya after the police and prosecutors read his statement in Part 3, Book 9, Chapter 9?
10. Why does the court refute the possibility of Smerdyakov killing Fyodor in Part 4, Book 12, Chapter 9?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Examine the nature of Mitya's use of violence. What does Mitya's use of violence say about the nature of his character and his need for control?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the Karamazov brothers with Ilyusha's family. What might the author be saying about the nature of the Karamazov family by making a direct comparison with Ilyusha's family?
Essay Topic 3
Examine the nature of Ivan's insanity. What might the author be saying about the implications of going insane?
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