Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
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* The Tsar rules the Russian empire, which as of the end of the nineteenth century has a population of 130 million and covers one-sixth of the earth's land.
* Most of the Russian population are peasants; they are not allowed to complain about their conditions. If they do, the Tsar sends Cossacks to...
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