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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 Governor say the assessor reeks of?

2. What is the name of the Governor's daughter?

3. Why can't Prokhorov leave the house?

4. What newspaper does the Postmaster say some letters are more edifying than?

5. Why does the governor say he has called everyone together?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Khlestakov brag to the women about?

2. How does the Mayor decide to proceed?

3. Why does the Mayor want to get the Inspector drunk?

4. What does Klestakov say about his stay so far?

5. What does Anna order Maria to do?

6. How does Khlestakov react when Maria tells him he has gone too far?

7. Why does Anna think Maria is to blame?

8. What does the Mayor ask the Postmaster to do?

9. How does the Warden think they should handle the Inspector?

10. How does the Mayor react to the letter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the time period? How does Gogol use character and setting to express these themes?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Gogol's life and career. What else did Gogol write and what similarities does his other work share with the Government Inspector? In what way are his life and personality reflected in his work?

Essay Topic 3

In 1952, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR was made into a film called REVIZOR. Why do you think the themes and ideas in the book aree still relevant 100 years later? How did the filmmakers adapt the themes to fit in with the new environment? How did these changes affect the meaning of the story?

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