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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does Ivan Ilych think that his case might not be so serious after all?
(a) Because he is feeling better already.
(b) Because the doctor tells him not to worry.
(c) Because he reads about it in a medical book.
(d) Because his wife can go out as usual.

3. What does Ivan Ilych think will solve his new problem?
(a) Go to medical school.
(b) Divorce his wife.
(c) Celebrate his love for his wife with a grand ball.
(d) To obtain a new job.

4. Where does Ivan try to work?
(a) His study.
(b) The university nearby.
(c) The law courts.
(d) He doesn't try to work.

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

6. Ivan Ilych knows he gave his life to what?
(a) His family.
(b) Decorating his house.
(c) To getting that promotion that he knows he deserves.
(d) The law.

7. What is the conflict in Chapter 5?
(a) Ivan feels that know one is listening to him.
(b) Ivan still cannot accept that he may be dying.
(c) Ivan cannot stay awake, but he has work to do.
(d) Ivan dislikes his brother-in-law but must visit with him.

8. When Ivan Ilych gets home from the doctor, what does he do?
(a) Tries to tell his wife and daughter everything.
(b) Sits down and takes a nap.
(c) Breaks down and sobs uncontrollably.
(d) Asks his wife why dinner isn't ready.

9. Why does Ivan Ilych react to his realization the way he does?
(a) He somehow feels he is exempt from death.
(b) He knows he has done some terrible things in his life.
(c) He doesn't want to leave his family.
(d) He cannot believe he is dying so young.

10. How satisfied with his life is Ivan Ilych?
(a) Mostly.
(b) Not at all.
(c) Only a very small amount.
(d) Totally.

11. Who comes to visit Ivan Ilych in Chapter 5?
(a) Schwartz.
(b) Vladimir Ivanich.
(c) Peter Ivanovich.
(d) His brother-in-law.

12. What two things that Ivan Ilych hears down the hall makes him react as he does?
(a) His friends' talents and good looks.
(b) His children's youth and abilities.
(c) His family's good health and merriment.
(d) The intruder's stealth and agility.

13. Why does Ivan Ilych try to replace thoughts of death?
(a) He thinks he is being foolish.
(b) He thinks he can still get well.
(c) To protect himself.
(d) He is too busy to think about it.

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

15. How does Ivan Ilych's view his life?
(a) As exciting.
(b) As extraordinary.
(c) As most ordinary.
(d) Exactly the way he hoped it would be.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why doesn't Ivan Ilych change his life?

2. What major theme of the novel is introduced in Chapter 6?

3. What are two of Ivan Ilych's symptoms?

4. Which character does Chapter 2 discuss?

5. How many of Ivan Ilych's children die?

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