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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through A Remarkable Decade: Vissarion Belinsky.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which principles did Belinsky never abandon?
(a) Russian Nationalism.
(b) French Decadence.
(c) German Romanticism.
(d) English Humanism.

2. Why was Belinsky expelled from university?
(a) Belinsky was expelled for writing a play denouncing serfdom.
(b) Belinsky was expelled for inciting a student riot.
(c) Belinsky was expelled for an affair with a governess.
(d) Belinsky was expelled for writing an essay mocking the university president.

3. What balance did Belinsky strike in his career?
(a) Belinsky's life balanced between literature and farming.
(b) Belinsky's life balanced between aristocracy and rusticity.
(c) Belinsky's life balanced between progress and conservatism.
(d) Belinsky's life balanced between violence with restraint.

4. What did Tolstoy believe was the only way to access truth and reason?
(a) Human experience.
(b) Historical awareness.
(c) Spiritual transcendence.
(d) Transcendental experience.

5. What did Herzen predict in "From the Other Shore"?
(a) The triumph of Communism in Russia.
(b) The decline of Europe.
(c) The Thirty Years War.
(d) World War I.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who spread German Romantic philosophy in student circles?

2. How does Berlin describe Bakunin?

3. What do foxes represent in the adage that "the fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing"?

4. What value came first for Herzen?

5. What was Pavel Annekov's role in Russian culture?

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