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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the narrator think of Eugene's actions?
(a) He thinks Eugene gloried in his victory over Tatyana's heart.
(b) He thinks Eugene was hasty and thoughtless.
(c) None of the above.
(d) He thinks Eugene was kind and showed a noble heart.
2. What can be said of Eugene Onegin's father?
(a) He was dissappointed in Onegin.
(b) He was devoted to the care of his estate.
(c) He devoted everything to his son.
(d) He was irresponsible with money.
3. Who is Tatyana?
(a) Olga's older sister.
(b) A serving girl in the Larin household.
(c) Olga's best friend.
(d) A distant cousin living in the Larin household.
4. Why does Eugene Onegin decide to go with Vladimir Lensky to dinner at the Larin household?
(a) To support Vladimir Lensky.
(b) To meet the object of Vladimir's affection.
(c) To escape boredome at home.
(d) He has heard of Tatyana's charms.
5. What do the neighbors say after Eugene had dinner at the Larin estate?
(a) That he and Tatyana are engaged.
(b) That perhaps he wasn't so bad after all.
(c) That the Larins had betrayed the community.
(d) None of the above.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Eugene Onegin befriend while he is depressed?
2. How does the narrator see Vladimir Lensky's enthusiasm about marriage?
3. What problem does the narrator have in presenting Tatyana's writing to the reader?
4. What does the narrator say about the letter that Tatyana writes?
5. Which of the following does Eugene tell Tatyana in response to her letter?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the activities of a typical day in the life of Eugene Onegin.
2. There are two sets of literary foils, or opposites, that the reader is introduced to in the country. Who are the two sets and how are they opposites?
3. What events unfold when Tatyana hears Eugene Onegin's horse arriving?
4. As Tatyana waits for an answer to her letter from Eugene, what does Vladimir Lensky tell them? What affect does this have on Tatyana?
5. What is the tone of the letter that Tatyana wrote to Eugene Onegin? What does she express?
6. What is Eugene doing when the novel opens? How does he feel about it?
7. How does Eugene get along with his neighbors in the country?
8. How is Tatyana after being rejected by Eugene Onegin?
9. At the end of chapter two, the narrator introduces one of the topics that relates back to his theme of cycles. What is it, and what event in the story brings it up?
10. In chapter one the narrator is briefly a character in his own story. What interaction does the narrator have with Eugene?
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