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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 Vladimir's mother force him to wear to dinner with Princess Zasyekin and Zinaida?
2. In Chapter 7, how does Zinaida say farewell to Vladimir after the party at her house?
3. How does Zinaida treat Vladimir?
4. In Chapter 7, what game is being played at the party when Vladimir arrives?
5. Who does Mme. Petrovich send to speak with Princess Zasyekin in Chapter 3?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Byelovzorov act at Zinaida's party? What is her reaction to him?
2. Describe Zinaida's behavior during dinner at Vladimir's home.
3. How does Count Malevsky trick Vladimir into spying on Zinaida?
4. What is the game analogies? Whose analogy wins in Chapter 11?
5. What advice does Vladimir's father give him while they walk through the garden?
6. What is Vladimir's emotional state at the end of Chapter 7?
7. Describe the fight between Vladirmir's mother and father in Chapter 20. What was the cause of the fight? What was the result of the fight?
8. On what subject would Zinaida write poetry about? What is Maidanov's response?
9. In the prologue, what does the host want to guests to discuss? Describe Nicolayevich's story.
10. Describe Princess Zasyekin's husband.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Define the word protagonist and supply the protagonist(s) for Turgenev's book . Describe the protagonist and how he or she fits the definition of the word.
Essay Topic 2
Zinaida suggests a poetry topic to her suitors one night. Analyze the symbolism in Zinaida's suggestion. What does it suggest about her life?
Essay Topic 3
Which character is the voice of Turgenev's story. Why did Turgenev elect to tell the story in this character's voice? How would the story be different if it was told in other characters voice? Be sure to provide the definition of voice in your essay.
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