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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. As the writer goes on a tirade about his circumstances, what is Liza's reaction in this section?
(a) Curiosity.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Fear.
(d) Terror.

2. How does the writer "plunge into society"?
(a) He goes on an outing to the city.
(b) He plays cards with co-workers.
(c) He visits the head of his department.
(d) He visita a museum.

3. What does the writer say happens to women for Liza's profession?
(a) They are happy.
(b) They suceed.
(c) They are honored.
(d) The are beaten.

4. What type of people does the writer state are the only type to go mad?
(a) Romantic men.
(b) Stupid men.
(c) Insipid, bloodless men.
(d) Hateful men.

5. When the others arrive for the dinner party, Zverkov is in the lead and appears to be in charge. How does he respond when he learns the time of the writer's arrival?
(a) He ignores the writer.
(b) The writer does not mention the time of his arrival.
(c) Unapologetic.
(d) Apologetic.

Short Answer Questions

1. As the dinner proceeds, how is the writer feeling?

2. What does the writer state happens to stupid Russian romantics?

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

4. At the beginning of Part 2, Chapter 9, what is the writer's general feeling?

5. In what is Zverkov an expert?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. 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.

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

5. When Liza visits the writer at his home, the situation seems rather intense. What does the writer say that people often do in such situations?

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

8. What does the writer want to do when the others arrive and what does he actually do?

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

10. How does the writer try to cover up his feelings about Liza being at his apartment?

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