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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How often does Ivan experience physical pain?
2. Where does Ivan live in his thoughts?
3. What does food become to Ivan?
4. Instead, what does Ivan think about in Chapter 10?
5. Why does Ivan's wife enter his room in Chapter 11?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why would Tolstoy choose "The Death of Ivan Ilych" as the title if he writes about Ivan's life? Is Tolstoy writing about more than just Ivan's physical death in the novel? How so?
Essay Topic 2
How is Tolstoy's own life represented in "The Death of Ivan Ilych?" Include how he grew up, his early adulthood and what he came to believe later in his life. Be sure to include supporting evidence from the novel as well as independent biographical information about Leo Tolstoy.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the use of irony in "The Death of Ivan Ilych." How is irony used in novel? Does Tolstoy use one kind of irony more than another?
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