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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the narrator referring to when he says Tatyana is "relying on a tyrant's honour, you've now resigned to him your fate."
(a) Her father.
(b) Eugene Onegin.
(c) Hate.
(d) Knowledge.

2. What is the estate like that Eugene Onegin inherited from his uncle?
(a) Extensive lands worked by hundreds of peasants.
(b) A tasteful old style place in beautiful countryside.
(c) A huge modern home representative of the uncles status.
(d) Historical and in bad disrepair.

3. To whom does the narrator claim to devote this poem?
(a) Nobody.
(b) The feet of Terpsichore.
(c) His lost love.
(d) To the yet unforeseen muse of the future.

4. What topic of conversation does Vladimir Lensky constantly return to when talking with Eugene Onegin?
(a) The virtues of passion.
(b) The charms of country life.
(c) Olga's wit.
(d) Olga's beauty.

5. What change came about Eugene Onegin as a young man?
(a) He became addicted to gambling.
(b) He felt the need to marry.
(c) He grew apart from his father.
(d) He grew bored with his social routine.

6. Why does Tatyana send the nurse away at night?
(a) The old woman's stories are dull.
(b) She needs to rest quietly.
(c) None of the above.
(d) She has decided to write a letter.

7. What was Tatyana most fond of growing up?
(a) Playing with other girls.
(b) Learning city manners.
(c) Dark stories.
(d) Sewing.

8. What does Tatyana say in her letter to Eugene Onegin?
(a) She shrinks with shame and fear.
(b) She would have kept her love secret if she knew she would occasionally see him
(c) She wishes he had never come to the country.
(d) All of the above.

9. What does Eugene Onegin assume dinner at the Larin household will be like?
(a) All of the above.
(b) A traditional Russian gathering.
(c) Tedious and boring.
(d) Sincerely welcoming of guests.

10. What can be said of Onegin's education?
(a) He was never exposed to great minds and so lacked inspiration.
(b) It offered him an escape from his life through classic literature.
(c) It was just enough for him to pass as well educated.
(d) It was a rigorous regime inflicted on Onegin since he was small.

11. On a typical day, the young Eugene Onegin would....
(a) Preen himself for hours in front of a mirror and go to several parties and balls.
(b) Get very drunk.
(c) Compose a short poem before bed.
(d) Retire to bed early.

12. What happens just as Tatyana finishes writing her letter?
(a) Eugene Onegin arrives at the house.
(b) The sun rises.
(c) Tatyana leaves the letter and Olga finds it.
(d) Olga asks her to go visiting with her.

13. What does the narrator want with the author of THE FEASTS?
(a) To translate Tatyana's letter into Russian.
(b) To show him where to take this story.
(c) To compose an elegy to Tatyana.
(d) None of the above.

14. How does Tatyana imagine herself and Eugene Onegin?
(a) As the leaders of opposing troops on the battle field.
(b) As engaged.
(c) As representing the best of the city life and country life.
(d) As the hero and heroine of the romance novels she reads.

15. After Tatyana's disappointment, how are Vladimir Lensky and Olga doing?
(a) Vladimir Lensky tries to stay away from Olga for Eugene, but she writes him letters begging his return.
(b) Vladimir and Olga spend all their time together and grow closer.
(c) They quarrell because of Tatyana and Eugene.
(d) Olga is depressed and worried for her sister, and Vladimir comforts her and delays proposing to her.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Tatyana's parents meet?

2. What does Eugene Onegin report after the dinner with the Larins?

3. Who is Tatyana?

4. Which of the following does Eugene tell Tatyana in response to her letter?

5. What problem does the narrator have in presenting Tatyana's writing to the reader?

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