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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Eugene Onegin and Vladimir Lensky's favorite topic of discussion?
(a) Men's passions.
(b) Politics.
(c) Plans to travel around Europe.
(d) Women.

2. Who does the narrator say is the best person to depend on for love and trust?
(a) Spouses.
(b) Yourself.
(c) Friends.
(d) Family.

3. What does the narrator say he will write a novel about?
(a) A romance to make Tatyana blush.
(b) An old fashioned tale of love and family life.
(c) A true story of heroism.
(d) A story of gory passions.

4. What happens to interfere with the plans the new friends have made?
(a) His new friend is jailed for treason.
(b) His father sends Eugene to the country.
(c) They borrow too much money and are exiled.
(d) Eugene Onegin's father dies and he hands over the estate to creditors.

5. What caused Tatyana's mother great sadness in her youth?
(a) Her family disowned her when she eloped with her husband.
(b) Her true love died in battle.
(c) Her parents died when she was very young.
(d) She was separated from the man she loved to marry Tatyana's father.

6. What does Eugene Onegin try to do to alleviate his depression? What is the result?
(a) He tries to borrow money, but is denied.
(b) He tries to write, but cannot.
(c) He wants to travel, but his father won't let him.
(d) He proposes to a girl, but she rejects him.

7. What happens after Eugene Onegin is done responding to Tatyana's letter?
(a) He offers her his arm and they return to the house.
(b) None of the above.
(c) He turns and coldly marches off, leaving her alone in the garden.
(d) She bursts into tears and runs away.

8. What does Vladimir Lensky adore most about Olga?
(a) All of the above.
(b) Her superficial attractions.
(c) Her love of poetry.
(d) Her astute mind and sharp wit.

9. What was Eugene Onegin especially good at as a young man?
(a) Hunting.
(b) Seducing women.
(c) Quoting the classics.
(d) Running the estate with his father.

10. Which of the following best characterizes the presence of the narrator in the story EUGENE ONEGIN?
(a) Pivotal and active.
(b) Cold and distraught.
(c) Present and convivial.
(d) Distant and preachy.

11. Which of the following best describes Tatyana?
(a) Friendly and loving.
(b) Pensive and withdrawn.
(c) Cold and distant.
(d) Dark and moody.

12. Which of the following best describes Vladimir Lensky?
(a) A lazy and impotent dreamer.
(b) Completely absorbed by German writers.
(c) A foreign womanizer.
(d) An impassioned youth with an open heart.

13. What does the nurse think of Tatyana when she sees her distracted and distraught?
(a) That she has read too many romance novels.
(b) That she is worried for father's health.
(c) That she loves the neighbor's son.
(d) That she must be ill.

14. How does Eugene spend his summer after rejecting Tatyana?
(a) In the city avoiding the country community.
(b) Thinking of Tatyana.
(c) Trying to make peace with the neighbors.
(d) In isolation mindlessly occupied with trivial pleasures.

15. What does the narrator find charming in women?
(a) An attempt to write poetry.
(b) Fluency in multiple languages.
(c) Coyness in love.
(d) Russian spoken poorly.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Vladimir Lensky tell the Larin household when he arrives?

2. How does Vladimir Lensky feel about Olga?

3. What advice does the narrator give to the reader about Russian balls?

4. To whom does the narrator read his poetry?

5. Who is Tatyana?

(see the answer keys)

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