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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. About whom does Shpigelski tell a story in Act 1, Part 2?
(a) Karamazov.
(b) Verenitsin.
(c) Krinitsin.
(d) Gorbachev.

2. What was Dufour's country of origin?
(a) France.
(b) England.
(c) Germany.
(d) Russia.

3. Who is Schaaf's partner in the card game?
(a) Anna.
(b) Katya.
(c) Liza.
(d) Natalya.

4. Whom does Rakitin call a "stupid, fat, lumbering man"?
(a) Schaaf.
(b) Bolshintsov.
(c) The coachman.
(d) Shpigelski.

5. From what book does Rakitin read aloud?
(a) Jane Eyre.
(b) The Count of Monte Cristo.
(c) A Christmas Carol.
(d) The Three Musketeers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Rakitin call "our unspoiled youth" in his soliloquy in Act 2, Part 2?

2. Which character says to Natalya, "Each of us is a closed book, that's true"?

3. What did Beliayev pursue by climbing a tree?

4. Who made Kolya a bow and arrows?

5. In Act 1, Part 1, Rakitin states that Natalya is like what kind of animal?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Act 2, Part 2, when Natalya is speaking with Rakitin, why does she move the conversation from a discussion of her behavior to a discussion of Bolshintsov?

2. For what does Natalya ask Rakitin's help in Act 3, Part 1? How does Rakitin respond?

3. Describe the setting of Act 4, Part 1, and how the characters use it.

4. Summarize Natalya's soliloquy at the end of Act 3, Part 3, regarding her immediately preceding conversation with Beliayev.

5. According to his soliloquy in Act 4, Part 2, what does Beliayev think about the events that have transpired with Natalya and Vera?

6. What does Katya think about the possible marriage of Shpigelski and Liza?

7. Why does Shpigelski state that he believes Natalya's level of bile is bothering her?

8. Why do Natalya and Rakitin resolve to "educate" Beliayev?

9. Describe what happens between Matvey and Katya at the beginning of Act 2, Part 1.

10. Summarize Shpigelski's assessment of whether or not Rakitin is dangerous to Natalya's family.

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