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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. Into whose head did Baba Yaga place dissent?
2. What message was Yaga trying to send to her late husband, King Brat?
3. What does Ivan think when he notices Father Lukas' contempt for the local Slavs?
4. What did Ivan not speak to his father about?
5. What did Vanya find in the clearing?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was Ivan's excuse for not writing home?
2. How did Ivan justify what he had seen and heard in the forest as a child?
3. What problems occurred in Taina when Baba Yaga appeared?
4. What problem does Ivan come across when he tries to justify his impending marriage to Ruth to Katerina?
5. What is the problem with obtaining parchment?
6. How did Ivan's parents' sacrifice weigh heavily on his mind? How did this affect the way he led his life?
7. What did the Princess think of Ivan?
8. Why can't Katerina name Dimitri as the war leader?
9. What was the difference in the way cousin Marek and Ivan had gained their muscles and toned bodies?
10. Why was it unrealistic that Vanya was imagining Abraham in the forest and countryside? Why didn't this stop him from his fantasy?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Although towards the end, Ivan is concerned that he has changed history, he remembers instances in which Ivan is mentioned several times in the modern versions of the fairy tales. Suggest reasons why Ivan wasn't concerned about this the moment he went back in time, although it is a consideration often mentioned in literature regarding time travel of any kind.
Essay Topic 2
Briefly, Ivan and Katerina's children are described, but little effort is given to character development. Suggest three reasons for this and provide at least two rationales for each reason.
Essay Topic 3
Card provides a background story for Yaga that creates sympathy for her. Suggest reasons why Card does this, and doesn't create a background story for Katerina, regarding how she grew up, or Dimitri for why he is so quick to anger, or Bear for how he became a God.
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