The Brothers Karamazov Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who searches for Mitya at the beginning of Book 9, Chapter 1?

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

3. What is the name of the local district commissioner of Police that Pyotr visits?

4. What does Ivan begin raving about after hearing voices at the end of Book 11?

5. What does Mitya agree to being guilty of at the beginning of his trial?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the character Mitya. What about the nature of this character suggests that he will be the downfall of the Karamazov family?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the portrayal of Russian society in the book. What is the author saying about Russian society based on the speeches given during Mitya's trial?

Essay Topic 3

One theme that is present throughout much of the book is the portrayal of friendship. Part 1.) What might the author be saying about the importance of having friendship in sibling relationships based on his portrayal of the Karamazov brothers? Part 2.) What is telling of the importance of friendship based on the author's portrayal of Kolya and the other boys?

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