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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 justification does the writer give for his behavior?
(a) His status in society.
(b) His education.
(c) His age.
(d) It is a nautral law.

2. Why is the writer often dissatisfied with himself?
(a) He feels worthless.
(b) Because of his vanity.
(c) He is ugly.
(d) He is uneducated.

3. What does the writer ask Apollon to get for him at the tavern?
(a) Food.
(b) Wine.
(c) Tea and biscuits.
(d) Liquor.

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

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

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

3. When the writer goes back to the dinner party after being outside, what does he find?

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

5. What is the purpose of the dinner party?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the writer find when he arrives at the dinner party and how does he feel about it?

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

9. What does the writer compare Liza to and how does he explain that even this is better than being a prostitute?

10. How does the writer describe the room he finds himself in after being drunk at the dinner party?

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