Russian Stories: A Dual-Language Book Test | Final 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 is the god of the cave-like bedroom where Martin Martinych and Masha stay?

2. How old is Nanny Varka?

3. Where does Paka tell the boys that he and his mother used to live?

4. What is playing below the window when Martin Martinych comes over to Masha's house while she is playing piano?

5. In what month does "Yuletide Story" take place?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Sunstroke", how does the woman react to the lieutenant's suggestion that they get off the boat together?

2. What happens to Varka's father in the hospital and why?

3. Why does Selikhov come over to Martin Martinych's place?

4. Describe the condition Dolgushov is in when he is found. Who has done this to him?

5. How do the peasant women treat the lieutenant at the market in "Sunstroke"?

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

7. In "The Death of Dolgushov", what does a wounded delegate say when Vytyagaichenko is leaving him and the other wounded and how does Vytyagaichenko respond?

8. In "Yuletide Story", what does the doctor think of patients in general?

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

10. What happens when Varka decides she must be free of what shackles her at the end of Sleepy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why doesn't the narrator kill Dolgushov in "The Death of Dolgushov"? What does he do instead? What condition is Dolgushov in? Why does he seek death?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

How does Tolstoy characterize each of the three hermits in "The Three Hermits"? How do these descriptions obscure the true nature of the power that the hermits have? How is this ironic in light of the Bishop's visit to the island?

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