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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the Tsar see himself defending the country against?
(a) Reforms in land ownership and use.
(b) Anarchist mobs.
(c) Selfish aristocrats.
(d) Atheism, liberalism and revolution.

2. What was the result of Russia's "moral quarantine"?
(a) A decrease in censorship.
(b) Intense Slavophilia.
(c) Ethnic cleansing of Tartars.
(d) A renaissance in Russian literature.

3. What part of Tolstoy's legacy do critics praise?
(a) His symbolic descriptions.
(b) His chronicler of human experience.
(c) His theorizing.
(d) His moralizing.

4. What was Hegel's appeal to Russian students?
(a) His theory of history seemed to predict Russian nationalism.
(b) His world spirit seemed to prophesy the Russian Revolution.
(c) His quasi-religious philosophy gave atheistic students something they could believe in.
(d) His idealism seemed like an escape from the squalor of Russia.

5. According to Berlin, what did Tolstoy have the greatest faith in?
(a) History.
(b) Individual experience.
(c) Divine causes.
(d) Nations.

6. What was the name of the committee in charge of government censorship?
(a) The Homeland Purity Committee.
(b) The Comintern.
(c) The Second of April Committee.
(d) The Decembrist Committee.

7. Whose work did Bakunin expound paragraph by paragraph?
(a) Hegel's.
(b) Herzen's.
(c) Dostoevsky's.
(d) Schelling's.

8. How does Berlin characterize Bakunin's ideas?
(a) Innovative but ineffectual.
(b) Revolutionary and dangerous.
(c) Earnest but unoriginal.
(d) Unique and popular.

9. What was Bakunin's relationship with Herzen?
(a) Herzen was susceptible to Bakunin's improvident optimism.
(b) Bakunin learned his theories under Herzen's tutelage.
(c) Herzen was the better intellectual.
(d) Bakunin was inspired by Herzen's experience.

10. What value did Herzen and Bakunin share?
(a) Individual liberty.
(b) Spiritual experience.
(c) Church power.
(d) State power.

11. What was the relationship between literature and politics in mid-nineteenth century Russia?
(a) Literature prophesied political developments.
(b) Politics was transposed onto literature.
(c) Politics followed road maps laid out in literature.
(d) Literature reacted to political events.

12. How does Berlin describe progressive Romanticism?
(a) Progressive Romantics believed that progress was going to come from industry and social reforms.
(b) Progressive Romantics believed that serfs would free themselves through violence.
(c) Progressive Romantics believed that society was inevitably moving forward.
(d) Progressive Romantics believed that intellectuals were responsible for the soul of the nation.

13. Whose novels did the Russian Intelligentsia influence?
(a) Pushkin.
(b) Turgenev.
(c) Goncharov.
(d) Herzen.

14. How did Herzen and Bakunin express the value they shared?
(a) In their writing and activism.
(b) In censoring anti-religious writing.
(c) In proselytizing for the church.
(d) In conspiring against the government.

15. Who was exiled to Siberia because of the trial of a group of conspirators?
(a) Alexander Pushkin.
(b) Leo Tolstoy.
(c) Fyodor Dostoevsky.
(d) Nikolai Gogol.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was de Maistre's position?

2. How does Berlin describe Herzen's legacy?

3. What student of Stankevich's lectured on Western medieval history in Moscow?

4. When did the Decembrist rebellion take place?

5. Which figure was prominent in the founding of the Russian Intelligentsia?

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