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

2. What do the writer's colleagues think of him?
(a) Educated.
(b) An odd fellow.
(c) Quiet.
(d) Stuck-up.

3. Who comes to the writer's home that causes these feelings?
(a) Zverkov.
(b) Simonov.
(c) Apollon.
(d) Liza.

4. How does the writer feel about his dreams in this section?
(a) They are satisfing at the time.
(b) They are mysterious.
(c) They are profound.
(d) They are frightening.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the writer certain Liza will do with a letter she receives?

2. How does the writer feel about the time of his arrival at the dinner party?

3. How does the writer feel after leaving Liza?

4. How does the writer feel about his schoolmate Zverkov?

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

7. 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.

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

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

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

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