Russian Stories: A Dual-Language Book Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who chokes on a chicken bone and dies that owned the house before the tailor?

2. What grade is the stationmaster?

3. What language are the verses in that tell the story on the stationmaster's wall?

4. What is painted on the sign by the gate in "The Clothesmender"?

5. How are the three hermits described?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who visits the stationmaster's grave at the end of the story and what does he realize?

2. What does Zoshchenko write about "Yuletide Story"?

3. What happens as the Bishop returns to the ship in "The Three Hermits"?

4. What does Grishchuk say about women and why?

5. In "In Bondage", what happens during the dinner party of Paka's mother and afterward?

6. What is Masha's condition in "The Cave"?

7. What is Klinevich getting at with wanting to get rid of being ashamed while the corpses are conscious?

8. How does Dunya's father react to the hussar's asking if he can take her to church?

9. What is Ivan Ivanovich's impression of the voices coming from the graves when he first hears them?

10. How is the doctor in "Yuletide Story" described?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How does Bunin describe the woman in "Sunstroke"? What does she look like? What is her nature like? How do these things captivate the lieutenant?

Essay Topic 2

How does the situation of Major Kovalyov's missing nose in Gogol's "The Nose" resolve itself? Who is the blamed for the situation? Where is this person caught? Does the Nose eventually appear back onto Major Kovalyov's? If so, how?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the story of the prodigal son on the stationmaster's wall in "The Stationmaster", by Pushkin. How does this allegory relate to the stationmaster's daughter in the main story?

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