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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. In Part 2, Chapter 8, who delivers the writer's letter?
(a) Simonov.
(b) Liza.
(c) The writer.
(d) Apollon.

2. What is Liza's profession?
(a) Prostitute.
(b) Homemaker.
(c) Lawyer.
(d) Barmaid.

3. After many days pass and Liza does not show up, the writer begins having dreams about her. What is the tone of these dreams?
(a) Fright.
(b) Bewilderment.
(c) Hate.
(d) Love and happiness.

4. The previous night, the writer gives Liza his address, but by the next day, how does the writer feel about this action?
(a) He forgets about giving Liza his address.
(b) Worried she may show up at his home.
(c) He anticipates her arrival.
(d) Guilty.

5. What does the writer admit regarding his poverty?
(a) He is not truly poor.
(b) He is unashamed.
(c) He is ashamed.
(d) He chooses this life.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the writer say consumption is?

2. Which of the diners states that he almost got married two days before?

3. At the beginning of Part 2, Chapter 8, upon waking up, what does the writer decide is the most important thing he must do?

4. Who sits to the left of the writer at the dinner party?

5. What reason does the writer give for his behavior at work?

Short Essay Questions

1. The writer describes some office clerks that repulse him. Discuss these characters.

2. When the writer goes to visit Anton Antonych, there are other men also visiting. What do the men discuss and how does the writer feel about this conversation?

3. In Part 2, Chapter 7 the writer is having a conversation with Liza and describes her duties to men. What does he say she must do if he whistles at her?

4. In Part 2, Chapter 6, the writer wakes up to a clock chiming. How does he describe the clock?

5. What is Apollon's reaction to the writer when he is asked to go to the tavern for tea and biscuits?

6. In Part 2, Chapter 8, the writer decides to borrow money from his friend Anton Antonych in order to repay Simonov. Why does Anton Antonych so readily lend the money?

7. After the writer has finished his speech to Liza, he turns to leave. Before he goes, she gives him a letter to read. Who was the letter from and what did it say?

8. The writer continues to ridicule Liza and her work and describes a rather somber death. What does the writer say a prostitute's death will be?

9. What is Zverkov's reaction to the writer's complaint about not being informed of the change in time for the dinner party?

10. What is Zverkov's attitude toward the writer?

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