Russian Stories: A Dual-Language Book Test | 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. What are the three hermits doing when the Bishop spies them through a spyglass?

2. Gogol says that people of the capital have shown an interest in experiments with the effects of _____.

3. What does the tailor in "The Clothesmender" have a special gift for?

4. What is the name of a type of Russian carriage?

5. What is the last thing Lukerya asks of Pyotr Petrovich?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when the stationmaster arrives in Petersburg?

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

3. What does Klinevich call Mr. Tarasevich and what does he say about his debauchery?

4. How does Major Kovalyov try to obscure his missing nose when he goes into the coffee house and when he leaves?

5. What reason do some people that know of Lukerya give for her illness?

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

7. How is the stationmaster treated by most travelers?

8. What does the benefactor from Room One do to the sign the tailor originally has up in front of his shop and how does he remedy the situation?

9. When does Lukerya die and what does she say about the sounds she hears?

10. What does Ivan Ivanovich think of the administrative news he hears the dead people talking about?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the social status of the benefactor Laputin in "The Clothesmender"? Why is he so concerned about his social status? How does he react when he is turned away from the Count's door? Why does this bother him so much?

Essay Topic 2

In "A Living Relic", how does Lukerya's malady manifest itself? What draws her outside in the middle of the night? What happens as a result? Describe the progression of her illness discussing how she ends up in the bee hut.

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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