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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the narrator communicate about his muse?
2. Who notices the distress Tatyana feels at seeing Eugene Onegin again?
3. Where do we first see Eugene again after Tatyana's trip to Moscow?
4. After Vladimir Lensky's death, how does Tatyana see Eugene Onegin?
5. What is the state of affairs at the end of the novel, EUGENE ONEGIN?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Eugene Onegin angry at Vladimir Lensky at the name day celebration?
2. After some time of Tatyana paying him no attention whatsoever in Moscow, what does Eugene Onegin do to get through to her? What is the result?
3. After she arrived, what does Tatyana think of Moscow and being re-united with her relatives?
4. How does Tatyana end up in Eugene Onegin's estate one day? What does Tatyana ask for?
5. Describe the character Zaretsky.
6. How does the interactions between Eugene Onegin and Olga end at the name day celebration. What does Tatyana think?
7. How does Vladimir Lensky spend the night before the duel?
8. What happens up to and during the duel between Eugene Onegin and Vladimir Lensky once all parties have arrived?
9. How does Eugene feel about seeing Tatyana again in Moscow?
10. How does Tatyana feel about the local superstitions? What do they do for her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The narrator of EUGENE ONEGIN takes a long side tangent to discuss women's feet. Write an essay exploring this tangent of Pushkin's.
Part 1. What is the narrator's attachment to women's feet?
Part 2. What theme is the narrator developing with this tangent into women's feet? How?
Part 3. What does the narrator mean when he says that women's words and feet are both faithless?
Essay Topic 2
The novel EUGENE ONEGIN has a theme of cycles that keeps coming up. Using passages from the book, discuss Pushkin's theme of cycles for each of the following topics.
Part 1. Generations
Part 2. Seasons
Part 3. Life and Death
Part 4. Passion
Essay Topic 3
The narrator comments at one point in the novel that the heroes of novels were once consumed with a passion for the right and just, defeating vice and sin, but today novels glorify vices, and vampires and egotists become heroes.
Part 1. Pushkin wrote this comment in the early 1800s. Does it sound like something someone would say today? Where have you heard such accusations before?
Part 2. Give some examples of stories from today, that back up Pushkin's statement.
Part 3. What can be inferred from the timelessness of this statement?
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