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 does Lukerya ask Pyotr Petrovich if he remembers as he is leaving the bee hut?

2. The young man who dies of "complications" goes to which doctor before he dies?

3. In "The Nose", who is the head clerk in the Senate?

4. What does the Bishop think is speeding toward his ship?

5. Major Kovalyov's face is described as ____ where his nose used to be.

Short Essay Questions

1. In "The Three Hermits", why is the Bishop still awake after everyone goes back to sleep?

2. What does Lukerya say to Pyotr Petrovich about patience?

3. In "The Clothesmender", who stays at the hotel opposite the Governor-General's house and why?

4. How is the stationmaster treated by most travelers?

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

6. Why do the three hermits walk on water and chase the ship?

7. What happens when the stationmaster arrives in Petersburg?

8. How does Ivan Ivanovich feel about the half-eaten sandwich he sees on the tombstone beside him?

9. According to the Bishop in "The Three Hermits", how does God reveal himself to men?

10. What has Platon Nikolayevich apparently said about the stench in the graveyard that is perceived by the dead?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In "Yuletide Story", why does the narrator call the old woman "the flower of god"? What does she do that causes him to use sarcasm in his description of her?

Essay Topic 2

In "Bobok", how does the homespun philosopher, Platon Nikolayevich, explain why the people in the graveyard are still conscious after they die? What qualifies him to speak on the subject? What does he say of the death of the body?

Essay Topic 3

In "A Living Relic", how does Lukerya perceive her plight? How does she cope with being alone most of the time? What is her state of mind? How does she sleep? Who visits her and how does she feel about these visits?

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