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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, Liza visits the writer at his home. Upset by this, how does the writer say he would take revenge on his visitor?
(a) By forcing the visitor to listen to his meaningless ramblings.
(b) By killing the visitor.
(c) By kicking the visitor out.
(d) By not speaking.

2. Near the end of the dinner in Part 2, Chapter 4, during the writer's toast, what does he say he hates?
(a) The unintelligent.
(b) Liars.
(c) Philanderers.
(d) Honesty.

3. What has the writer forgotten about when he wakesup after his night of drinking?
(a) An important meeting.
(b) The cabby.
(c) The fight during dinner.
(d) Liza.

4. What does the writer write to Simonov as an excuse for his dinner behavior?
(a) It is all a joke.
(b) He does not like the company.
(c) His depression.
(d) The first glass of wine makes him drunk.

5. How does the writer feel about the office clerks?
(a) He enjoys their conversations.
(b) He never gets to know them.
(c) Indifferent.
(d) He despises them all.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the writer say about those in other countries with regard to romanticism?

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

3. How does the writer describe the feelings of his visitor in Part 2, Chapter 9?

4. What does the writer admit regarding his poverty?

5. Who comes to the writer's home that causes these feelings?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Part 2, Chapter 8, the writer is thinking back to the events of the previous day. He begins thinking about when he lit the room and saw Liza. How does he remember her face?

2. The writer seems very indecisive at times. While in the beginning of Part 2, Chapter 1 the writer states that he does not socialize with his co-workers, he later tells the reader that he sometimes tries to make friends with them. Discuss his feelings about this change in attitude toward the co-workers.

3. Why does the writer think Liza comes to his apartment?

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

5. Describe the characteristics of a romantic, according to the writer.

6. 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?

7. Why is the writer surprised that Liza does not leave after being lied to and yelled at?

8. What reasons does the writer give for loathing his old classmate Zverkov?

9. 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?

10. Why does the writer state that in his life he often takes insignificant roles?

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