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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Yakov's visions, whom does he imagine himself having conversations with?
2. What is omitted from the indictment that surprises Yakov?
3. For what does the prosecutor scold Yakov while the two men are meeting?
4. As the story ends, what does Yakov conclude?
5. Through what she sends to Yakov in prison, what new crime does Marfa accuse Yakov of?
Essay Topic 1
There are many people who are incarcerated or at the prison while Yakov is in prison. Identify at least three people killed at the prison. Compare and contrast each of these deaths being sure to indicate which character died, how the character died, and what impact on the overall plot the character's death had. What could - or should - Yakov have learned from each of these deaths?
Essay Topic 2
Two times in the story before his arrest, Yakov stops to help someone lying hurt on the street. Identify each of these situations. Then, determine what consequences Yakov realized - both positive and negative - from helping these people. Based on the consequences realized, should Yakov have stopped to help or not? Had he not stopped in either instance, how would the story have been impacted? Explain your reasoning.
Essay Topic 3
After arriving at the cave, both Bibikov and the colonel see roads leading away from the cave. Describe each of these roads and the reaction of each of these two characters upon seeing the roads. Then, compare and contrast these two characters using their reactions as the starting point for a larger discussion about how these two characters are different.
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