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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 did Ivan feel he could do in the presence of his cousin with Katerina?
2. What wasn't Ivan afraid of?
3. What comedian is mentioned?
4. What did Ivan take from the compartment?
5. What was missing from Katerina's dress that Ivan half expected?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did the fire work in Ivan and Sergei's favor?
2. What was the only repercussion to the revolt that occurred in Taina while Katerina was gone, and what happened as a result?
3. Why doesn't Esther take pupils and teach them what she knows, practice her witchcraft openly?
4. What happened to Ruth's brownies?
5. Why couldn't Ivan simply bring the book in his arms into his time?
6. Why doesn't Ivan want to bring rockets into Taina?
7. How was Ivan tangled up in people's expectations of him on his wedding night, and his behavior?
8. Why did Ruth think she had the upper hand when she saw Katerina?
9. What dilemma does Katerina place on Father Lukas?
10. What lie does Yaga tell Katerina that she knows is a lie immediately?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Taina no longer exists in Ivan's time, and this comes as a great shock to Katerina. Utilizing scholarly history articles, suggest what may have happened to Taina based on its location, religion and time frame.
Essay Topic 3
Ivan realizes that the fairy tales that Sergei had written down were the echos of older religions. In essay form, discuss ancient fairy tales in this light, and attempt to draw some parallels from ancient fairy tales and pagan religions, or conversely, the modern versions of the fairy tales and Christianity.
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