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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does the narrator see Eugene Onegin's inability to be moved by love?
(a) All of the above.
(b) As the unavoidable conclusion of all who marry.
(c) As wretched and miserable.
(d) As wise and safe.

3. Why does Vladimir Lensky leave the company of Eugene Onegin each evening once their friendship is established?
(a) He is carrying on a secret love affair with Olga.
(b) Spending too much time with Eugene depresses him.
(c) To have dinner at the Larin household.
(d) He is afraid of Eugene after he starts drinking.

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

5. What caused Tatyana's mother great sadness in her youth?
(a) Her true love died in battle.
(b) Her family disowned her when she eloped with her husband.
(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 do the new friends plan on doing together that never comes to pass?
(a) Winning lots of money.
(b) Marrying and raising kids.
(c) Rising to power.
(d) Traveling the world.

7. How long has Vladimir Lensky known Olga?
(a) Vladimir Lensky met Olga at one of the neighbors after returning from Europe.
(b) Vladimir Lensky and Olga grew up together because their parents were friends.
(c) Vladimir Lensky was engaged to Olga from a baby but had never met her.
(d) Vladimir Lensky met Olga in Europe.

8. Which of the following does Eugene tell Tatyana in response to her letter?
(a) He would cease to love her with time.
(b) He is not worthy of her virtues.
(c) He would be an angry, sullen, coldly jealous husband.
(d) All of the above.

9. What does the narrator say about the letter that Tatyana writes?
(a) He reads it again and again.
(b) It makes him ache inside.
(c) It is touching whimsy free of art.
(d) All of the above.

10. What could be found in Eugene Onegin's private rooms?
(a) A library of significant classic literature.
(b) Nothing, the rooms were spartan and bare and contained little more than a bed, desk, and armoir.
(c) A large collection of taxidermied animals.
(d) All the latest tools for hygiene and fashion from Paris and London.

11. Which of the following characters were designed as literary foils for each other?
(a) Eugene Onegin and his neighbors.
(b) Tatyana's father and Eugene Onegin.
(c) Eugene Onegin and Vladimir Lensky.
(d) Olga and her mother.

12. What was the state of Vladimir and Olga's marriage at the time of the celebration?
(a) They were still enjoying newlywed bliss.
(b) None of the above.
(c) It was two weeks away.
(d) It was delayed until further notice depending on Tatyana's health.

13. Which of the following does Eugene tell Tatyana in response to her letter?
(a) If he were inclined to marry, she would be his choice.
(b) He does not love her.
(c) None of the above.
(d) He is already sworn to another.

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

15. Which of the following personages best describes Onegin?
(a) A discontent who finds everthing beneath him.
(b) A snobbish aristrocrat who manipulates people for his political advantage.
(c) A well meaning but naive child of Russian aristocracy.
(d) A witty and eloquent dandy who dances well.

Short Answer Questions

1. On a typical day, the young Eugene Onegin would....

2. To whom does the narrator read his poetry?

3. What does Vladimir Lensky adore most about Olga?

4. What does Vladimir Lensky write poetry about?

5. What does Olga think of Vladimir Lensky's poetry about her?

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