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

2. What does the writer say about Russian romantics?
(a) They are fools.
(b) They are wise men.
(c) They are uneducated.
(d) They are always intelligent.

3. What does the writer tell Apollon will happen if he does not appease his request?
(a) The writer will be unhappy.
(b) He will be fired.
(c) The writer would understand.
(d) The visitor will leave.

4. How does the writer describe the feelings of his visitor in Part 2, Chapter 9?
(a) Angry.
(b) In love.
(c) Embarrassed.
(d) Depressed.

5. What does the writer say about trying to rationalize situations?
(a) It is useless.
(b) It is good for the mind.
(c) It provides accountability.
(d) All men rationalize their lives.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the writer give as his reason for visiting Liza?

2. What does the writer ask Apollon to get for him at the tavern?

3. In the beginning of Part 2, Chapter 6, the writer describes the chiming of the clock. What state of mind does he say he is in at that time?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. 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?

4. Describe the apartment of Anton Antonych.

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

6. 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?

7. In Part 2, Chapter 1, the writer discusses his feelings about his job. What are these feelings?

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

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

10. The writer wakes up after being drunk and finds someone next to him. How does he describe this person?

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