Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are Stepan Kasatsky's motives for whatever he undertakes?

2. How much money did Vasili borrow?

3. Who is Nikita?

4. Why does Murad want revenge on Shamil?

5. Who is Stepan Kasatsky?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write a character sketch of Tolstoy himself, based on his writing. What kinds of information do his themes provide for you?

Essay Topic 2

What is the essential "Russianness" in Tolstoy's stories? Describe it in three of his short stories. Does Tolstoy show it by contrast with other cultures, or by description, or some other means?

Essay Topic 3

What is Tolstoy's relation with his characters and the events he describes? Is he a sympathetic narrator, or does he distance himself from his characters' thoughts and actions?

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