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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 wants to travel, but his father won't let him.
(c) He tries to write, but cannot.
(d) He proposes to a girl, but she rejects him.

3. On a typical day, the young Eugene Onegin would....
(a) Fight with his father as his father became drunk.
(b) Make a brief appearance at a ballet to look for women to seduce.
(c) Gather with friends and fellow land owners.
(d) Study until late.

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

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

6. What does Vladimir Lensky tell the Larin household when he arrives?
(a) He bears good tidings.
(b) Eugene will be joining them but he was delayed by the mail.
(c) Eugene has just announced he is returning to the city.
(d) He has delivered the letter Olga gave to him.

7. Which of the following is true about Tatyana's nurse?
(a) She encourages Tatyana in her feelings about Eugene Onegin.
(b) She is as romantically inclined as Tatyana.
(c) She never married and has spent her whole life alone.
(d) She was married when she was thirteen in a marriage arranged by a match maker.

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

9. How long has Vladimir Lensky known Olga?
(a) Vladimir Lensky met Olga in 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 at one of the neighbors after returning from Europe.

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

11. What does Eugene Onegin think of the country?
(a) He feels at home and at peace.
(b) After two days he is bored with it.
(c) He enjoys having an estate of his own to run.
(d) He pines for the grandeur of the city.

12. Why doesn't Eugene Onegin want to go to Tatyana's name day celebration?
(a) He does not like the Larin family.
(b) He doesn't want to face Tatyana again.
(c) The crowd of locals that will attend.
(d) He is afraid of what people will say about him.

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

14. What brought Tatyana's mother relief from her sadness as she grew up?
(a) Time passing and the role of housewife.
(b) She met and married another man.
(c) None of the above.
(d) A large and loving family.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which of the following best describes Vladimir Lensky?

3. How does Tatyana imagine herself and Eugene Onegin?

4. What does the narrator want with the author of THE FEASTS?

5. What cycle does Pushkin write about at the end of Chapter 2?

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