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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 dog have on his head?
2. Why does Bormenthal roll up his sleeve in Chapter 8?
3. What does Sharikov do after Philippovich tells him to leave the apartment in Chapter 9?
4. Who helped Sharik come up with his name?
5. What does Sharikov take from Philippovich's office in Chapter 8?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 8, what conclusion does Philippovich come to about his operation on Sharik?
2. What does Sharik say he suspects about his ancestry in the Epilogue?
3. What do the police officers want to know about the dog?
4. What happens when Sharikov chases a cat into the bathroom in Chapter 6?
5. Where does Sharikov find a job, and who helps him find it?
6. What does Sharikov do to himself following his argument with Philip in Chapter 8?
7. On what condition does Philippovich allow Sharikov to go to the circus?
8. Why is the house committee upset with Sharikov in Chapter 9?
9. How is Sharik dressed at the dinner table in Chapter 6?
10. What does one of Philippovich's patients bring to show Philippovich in Chapter 9?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the Romantic movement and how it relates to the novel Heart of a Dog. What are some characteristics of the Romantic movement? What elements of the novel are influenced by the Romantic movement?
Essay Topic 2
Analyze the freedom versus comforts conflict in the novel Heart of a Dog. How do the characters, particularly Philippovich and Sharik, struggle with this conflict? What are some examples of freedoms in the novel, as well as some examples of comforts?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the Russian Revolution. Why is the Russian Revolution referenced in the book Heart of a Dog? What does Philippovich feel about the changes that have taken place because of the revolution? What changes have taken place?
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