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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. In Part 2, Chapter 13, by the time Yuri returns to Yuriatin, which political party has gained control of the government?
(a) The Red Army.
(b) The White Army.
(c) The Communist party.
(d) The Green forces.

2. The washing woman has a special friend who died during the war. What was her friend's name?
(a) Christina.
(b) Marina.
(c) Tonia.
(d) Lara.

3. Which drunken character from Lara's past is allowed to sleep in a rat-infested room of her house in Yuriatin?
(a) Uncle Nikolai.
(b) Komarovsky.
(c) Strelnikov.
(d) Pasha.

4. Where does Komarovsky offer to send Lara and her daughter for safety?
(a) France.
(b) Moscow.
(c) Vladivostok.
(d) Varykino.

5. Whose home does Yuri return to after escaping from his conscription?
(a) Evgraf's house.
(b) Uncle Nikolai's house.
(c) Lara's house.
(d) His own house.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Yuri agree to follow Lara in Komarovsky's sleigh?

2. In Chapter 13, what new information does Lara give Yuri?

3. Why does Lara admire Yuri?

4. What must Yuri do in order to remain safe in Yuriatin?

5. By what name is Yuri's division known?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think Yuri stays in Yuriatin for a time instead of leaving immediately to find his wife and family?

2. Describe how Yuri manages to escape from the Red Army camp.

3. Lara and Yuri discover they share a common nemesis. Who is this person and what has he/she done to them?

4. What could the rowan tree symbolize?

5. Pasternak ties the love story in Dr. Zhivago to a reference to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. How are the two romantic tragedies similar?

6. Describe what happens when Yuri breaks Red Cross rules and uses a rifle.

7. Why does Yuri choose to compare the drops of blood in the snow with rowan berries?

8. Describe how the war affects Pamphil.

9. How does Yuri avoid the temptation of considering Lara and her daughter his new family?

10. Describe Yuri's behavior after Lara leaves for Vladivostok.

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