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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. Where does the lieutenant in "Sunstroke" go first to assuage his loneliness for the woman?
2. Where is Dolgushov injured?
3. What sort of steamer does the woman take when she leaves the lieutenant in "Sunstroke"?
4. How much does the prescription cost that the doctor issues to the middle-aged citizen in "Yuletide Story"?
5. In "Yuletide Story", who clears up the story of the middle-aged man for the doctor?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to Varka's father in the hospital and why?
2. What is Masha's condition in "The Cave"?
3. What does Antoshka say when Paka asks why he and his brother laugh all the time?
4. What happens when Varka decides she must be free of what shackles her at the end of Sleepy?
5. What does Grishchuk say about women and why?
6. What does Paka believe about the boys he sees passing by his house?
7. Why is Varka so tired?
8. In "Yuletide Story", what does the doctor think of patients in general?
9. What does the lieutenant in "Sunstroke" do when he goes back to the hotel room alone?
10. In "Yuletide Story," what does the doctor think when he goes to the patient's apartment after his aunt tells him he has died?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
Describe how Major Kovalyov reacts to the situation of his missing nose in Gogol's "The Nose". What does he do for a living? How does he perceive his station in life? What are his biggest fears about his missing nose?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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