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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What characters are mentioned in Chapter 9?
(a) Ivan's wife, Ivan, and Ivan's son.
(b) Ivan's wife and Ivan.
(c) Ivan's wife, Ivan, and God.
(d) Ivan's wife, Ivan, and Ivan's daughter.
2. Why does Ivan say his mental pain is worse?
(a) He wishes he had never left his old job and bought this house.
(b) One moment he wants it all to be over. The next moment he doesn't want to die.
(c) He cannot believe that he is dying from falling off a step ladder.
(d) He cannot bear to leave his family.
3. What broader concept about life does Ivan come to see once he feels he is pushed through the hole?
(a) That life is meant to be difficult.
(b) That life is a cabaret.
(c) That it can be lived well even if he didn't live well.
(d) That life is a struggle.
4. In Chapter 11, what does his awareness about his deceptions cause Ivan to do?
(a) Beg forgiveness.
(b) Groan aloud.
5. What does Ivan's wife want to do when she returns from the theater?
(a) Sit with Ivan.
(b) Have dinner.
(c) Have some wine.
(d) Go to bed.
6. What does Ivan struggle with during the last three days of his life?
(a) The black sack.
(b) The bleeding.
(c) The bright light.
(d) The pain.
7. What has Ivan stopped thinking about by chapter 10?
(a) How to get the promotion he felt he was due.
(b) His appendix and his kidney.
(c) His work.
8. His memories make it difficult for Ivan to do what?
(a) Face the truth of the life he created for himself as an adult.
(b) Deal with the pain.
(c) Face the fact that he is dying.
(d) Stay in the present.
9. What explanation has Ivan for the realizations about his memories?
(a) He lived as he should have.
(b) He was raised by good parents.
(c) He raised his own children the way he was raised.
(d) He has not lived as he ought.
10. Who seems to answer Ivan's questions?
(c) The doctor.
(d) His wife.
11. When Ivan's son enters his room, what does his son do?
(a) He lays his head on Ivan's chest.
(b) He stands by his mother silently.
(c) He cries quietly.
(d) He catches Ivan's flailing hand and kisses it.
12. For Ivan, what does the thought that he hasn't lived a good life cause?
(a) To be unable to see his family.
(b) To be unable to sleep.
(c) More suffering.
(d) To be unable to eat.
13. What month of Ivan's illness begins Chapter 7?
14. What does Ivan try to hang onto at the end of his life?
(a) His last breath.
(b) His family.
(c) His belief in God.
(d) The notion that his life has been a good one.
15. What adds to Ivan's suffering?
(a) The thought that he is dying.
(b) He is torn between cooperating and resisting.
(c) HIs wife's constant babbling about the house.
(d) The many tests that the doctor's insist on performing each day.
Short Answer Questions
1. How often does Ivan experience physical pain?
2. What affects do these medicines have on Ivan?
3. What has Ivan stopped doing?
4. Who is Ivan's family going to see at the end of Chatper 8?
5. In Chapter 11, what does Ivan do at his wife's suggestion?
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