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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When did the Russian intelligentsia emerge from university?
2. Where did the term "intelligentsia" come from?
(a) The Tsar had used it to demean effete thinkers.
(b) It was invented in the mid-1800s.
(c) It had always been a role in Russian society.
(d) It was coined by the press during the Dreyfus Affair.
3. What do hedgehogs represent in the adage that "the fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing"?
(b) Political calculations.
(c) The concreteness of experience.
4. Who was Joseph de Maistre?
(a) A poor writer.
(b) A conspirator against the Tsar.
(c) An educated courtier.
(d) A bureaucrat on the censorship committee.
5. What did the Tsar see himself as defending for his country?
(a) Opportunity and liberty.
(b) The property of landowners.
(c) Civil rights for serfs and peasants.
(d) Autocracy, religion and order.
6. What was Turgenev's "negative Hegelianism?"
(a) Turgenev rejected materialism as the basis for political developments.
(b) Turgenev saw Hegel's world spirit in the failure of reform movements in Russia.
(c) Turgenev saw evolution as an inverse fulfillment of the Hegelian world-spirit.
(d) Turgenev rejected a world soul, but embraced the critique of materialism.
7. What do foxes represent in the adage that "the fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing"?
(a) Political calculations.
(b) The concreteness of experience.
8. In what point do Annenkov and Herzen agree about Russian Intelligentsia?
(a) They were both repelled by the shallow optimism and naivete of the intelligentsia.
(b) They were both disillusioned by the moral bankruptcy of the intelligentsia.
(c) They both experienced a profound camaraderie with the intelligentsia.
(d) They were both drawn to the romantic prospects of the movement.
9. Which figure was prominent in the founding of the Russian Intelligentsia?
(a) Alexander Pushkin.
(b) Fyodor Dostoevsky.
(c) Ivan Turgenev.
(d) Leo Tolstoy.
10. What popular idea did Herzen disagree with?
(a) Herzen disagreed with the notion of a pattern in historical events.
(b) Herzen disagreed with the notion of state power as a justification for violence.
(c) Herzen disagreed with the notion of individual freedom.
(d) Herzen disagreed with the notion that peasants deserve representation in government.
11. What was Bakunin's relationship with Herzen?
(a) Bakunin learned his theories under Herzen's tutelage.
(b) Bakunin was inspired by Herzen's experience.
(c) Herzen was the better intellectual.
(d) Herzen was susceptible to Bakunin's improvident optimism.
12. What events proved the limitation Tolstoy described?
(a) The Tsar's reforms.
(b) The industrial development of Russia.
(c) The Napoleonic battles.
(d) The development of Christianity.
13. What movement was responsible for bringing politics into literature in mid-nineteenth-century Russian literature?
(b) Land reform.
(c) Romantic philosophy.
14. What limitations did Tolstoy see as hindering human beings, according to Berlin?
(a) They cannot know all the influences that affect a moment.
(b) They cannot know the divine mind.
(c) They can never see life through each other's eyes.
(d) They remain divine creatures, even though they live earthly experiences.
15. 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.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who said, "the fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing"?
2. How did the writer who supported the Tsar present the Tsar's acts?
3. What, according to Berlin, did Tolstoy see as futile?
4. How did the Intelligentsia see their role in society?
5. How did the epoch that followed the Tsar's acts in the wake of the Decembrist Rebellions end?
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