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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who has the final word in the story?
2. What was Fenitchka's mother's job at the rooming house?
3. Who does Bazarov ask his father to send a letter to?
4. What does Pavel do when Nikolai comes into the room?
5. Where does Pavel accompany Nikolai?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Identify the main themes of the story. Why do you think these themes are so important to the story? How does Turgenev use character and setting to express these themes?
Essay Topic 2
Look at the generation gap between Arkady, Bazorov and the older characters. How different were the experiences both generations went through? What problems is the generation gap causing the characters? Do you think Arkady and Bazarrov blame characters like Pavel for the state of Russia? Do you think the generational gap expressed in Fathers and Sons was particuarly wide during this time or is wide a generational gap common to all ages?
Essay Topic 3
Examine Turgenev's writing style. How would you describe Turgenev's prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? Does he use any specific writing techniques? What meaning does Turgenev's style give to the story?
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