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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom does Yuri see in Yuriatin?
(a) Evgraf.
(b) Lara.
(c) Ivan Ivanovich.
(d) Uncle Nikolai.

2. What does Yuri write in his notebook about his half brother, Evgraf?
(a) He wonders if Tonya is in love with Evgraf.
(b) He wishes he could repay Evgraf for his kindness.
(c) He knows virtually nothing about his brother.
(d) He does not feel he can trust his brother.

3. Why does Lara love Yuri?
(a) He is willing to take her to America.
(b) He is wealthy.
(c) He is an attractive man.
(d) He has a beautiful mind.

4. What is the name of the independent republic that Blazheiko sets up and backs with a force of deserters from the 212th Infantry?
(a) Zybushino.
(b) Leningrad.
(c) Novgorod.
(d) Yuriatin.

5. After watching a worker's demonstration, what job does Pasha Antipov want?
(a) He wants to be a lawyer.
(b) He wants to be a teacher.
(c) He wants to be the fire chief.
(d) He wants to be chief of police.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Yuri believe that Varykino would be a good place to resettle his family?

2. How are the big snowdrifts cleared from the path during Yuri's journey to Varykino?

3. Who joins Dr. Zhivago at the front line to tend wounded soldiers?

4. What does Commissar Strelnikov believe everyone must do during the Russian Civil War?

5. Why does Dr. Zhivago leave the front line and return to the hospital?

Short Essay Questions

1. How could Yuri's life have been different if he had not tried to return to Lara the night he was conscripted by the Red Army?

2. How do Yuri and his family survive the harsh winter?

3. Give an example of the brutality of war that is described in Dr. Zhivago.

4. Why does Yuri choose to take his family to Varykino?

5. Describe Yuri's arrest.

6. Describe the careers Yura plans to pursue.

7. What happens when Yuri finally visits Lara at her house in Varykino?

8. How does Lara feel about Komarovsky later in their relationship?

9. Why does Lara follow Pasha to the front lines?

10. Describe Lara and Pasha's life together.

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