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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What major theme of the novel is introduced in Chapter 6?
(a) Without family we are nothing.
(b) Working too hard can kill you.
(c) Leave the curtain the way it is.
(d) We die as we live.

2. In Chapter 6, is Ivan able to replace his thoughts of death?
(a) No, not all the time.
(b) Yes, it works brilliantly.
(c) No, it doesn't work anymore.
(d) Yes, but it takes time.

3. What does the doctor focus on?
(a) How many other patients are waiting to be seen.
(b) Whether the pain is coming from the appendix or the kidney.
(c) Whether or not Ivan can pay the bill.
(d) Whether or not the doctor has met Ivan before.

4. What are two of Ivan Ilych's symptoms?
(a) Nose bleeds and a terrible limp.
(b) Other bruises appear on his body and the pain in his side.
(c) The weird taste in his mouth and the pain in his side.
(d) The weird taste in his mouth and his craving for blintzes.

5. How long after Ivan Ilych sees the doctor does Chapter 5 begin?
(a) 2 days later.
(b) 1 week later.
(c) 1 year later.
(d) 2 months later.

6. Even after Ivan Ilych realizes that he is going to die, what kinds of thoughts does he try to think about?
(a) What he needs to do to become healthy again.
(b) How he can spend more time at the office.
(c) How he can stop his daughter's marriage.
(d) Thoughts that he considers more proper and healthy.

7. What is Ivan Ilych forced to do with his thoughts of death?
(a) Cry over them incessantly.
(b) Tell his wife about them.
(c) Ignore them.
(d) Sit there and face them.

8. What does Ivan Ilych do the more he senses that his wife is bored all the time?
(a) He takes her on vacation.
(b) He carves out a life independent from her.
(c) He tries harder to make her happy.
(d) He buys a home near the sea.

9. What does Ivan Ilych's wife tell him to do, after he gets back from the doctor?
(a) Go to his bed and rest.
(b) Tell her all about the doctor's visit.
(c) Take his medicine.
(d) Be quiet.

10. What did the sight of Ivan Ilych seem to convey to Peter Ivanovich?
(a) Optimism and joy.
(b) Reproach or warning.
(c) Conviction and righteousness.
(d) Anger and hostility.

11. How does Ivan Ilych respond when confronted with the symptoms of his illness?
(a) Ivan tells his wife.
(b) Ivan asks his daughter for help.
(c) Ivan asserts that they are all in good health.
(d) Ivan begins to cry.

12. What did Peter Ivanovich realize as he was speaking to Praskovya Fedorovna?
(a) That Praskovya Fedorovna talks too much.
(b) That Peter Ivanovich would like to marry Praskovya Fedorovna .
(c) That Praskovya Fedorovna just wants to know if there is any additional government grant she can receive.
(d) That Praskovya Fedorovna is very beautiful.

13. How does Ivan try to live?
(a) With love in his heart toward all.
(b) As he lived before he was dying.
(c) Carefree.
(d) Carefully, so as not to make his condition worse.

14. Which character does Chapter 2 discuss?
(a) Peter Ivanovich.
(b) Praskovya Fedorovna.
(c) Ivan Ilych.
(d) Gerasim.

15. Who is the first to leave the event that happened on Friday?
(a) Peter Ivanovich.
(b) Ivan Ilych's son.
(c) Ivan Ilych's daughter and fiance.
(d) Praskovya Fedorovna.

Short Answer Questions

1. What relationship is the main character to Peter Ivanovich?

2. When does Ivan Ilych believe his illness began?

3. With whom does Ivan Ilych play the game that he enjoys?

4. Where does Ivan Ilych take his family when he takes a leave of absence from his job?

5. Who comes to visit Ivan Ilych in Chapter 5?

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