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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What item assured Ivan that Taina was a doomed town?
2. Only a fool would want to live through what?
3. When Ivan thought about going home, where did he think about returning to?
4. Who had sent the bear after Katerina?
5. What color were the merchant's eyes?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Ivan realize is the death knell for Taina?
2. Why was it unrealistic that Vanya was imagining Abraham in the forest and countryside? Why didn't this stop him from his fantasy?
3. What problems occurred in Taina when Baba Yaga appeared?
4. In what ways was the young man that had rescued the princess not what Yaga had suspected?
5. What did the Princess think of Ivan?
6. How did Ivan solve the problem of the bear?
7. What was Katerina's justification for their treatment and purchase of slaves?
8. Why is Nadya hesitant to show the Princess' hoose to her son and Father Lukas?
9. What happened to Esther when Ivan rescued the princess Katerina?
10. What problem does Ivan come across when he tries to justify his impending marriage to Ruth to Katerina?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast the differing opinions of things from Katerina and Ivan's time. Explain how, as a being of both time frames, Marek aka Mozhaiski is a good intermediary to explain how things work.
Essay Topic 2
Ivan explains to his son how they can't bring certain medicines back from their time to the time of Taina. Discuss not only Ivan's rationale for this, but also other potential ramifications of medicines being created in the early 900's. Explain the kinds of impacts that would have, and the ripple effect of the introduction of modern medicine to an ancient people.
Essay Topic 3
Although Bear initially went to kill Ivan, he seems to have had a change of heart once Ivan frees him. Discuss this change of heart, and Bear's actions afterwards, and what this suggests about not only his desire to kill Ivan, but also about his relationship with Yaga.
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