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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What do hedgehogs represent in the adage that "the fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing"?
(a) Political calculations.
(d) The concreteness of experience.
2. How does Berlin describe progressive Romanticism?
(a) Progressive Romantics believed that intellectuals were responsible for the soul of the nation.
(b) Progressive Romantics believed that progress was going to come from industry and social reforms.
(c) Progressive Romantics believed that society was inevitably moving forward.
(d) Progressive Romantics believed that serfs would free themselves through violence.
3. What was the result of Russia's "moral quarantine"?
(a) Intense Slavophilia.
(b) Ethnic cleansing of Tartars.
(c) A renaissance in Russian literature.
(d) A decrease in censorship.
4. What did the Tsar see himself defending the country against?
(a) Atheism, liberalism and revolution.
(b) Selfish aristocrats.
(c) Reforms in land ownership and use.
(d) Anarchist mobs.
5. When did the Decembrist rebellion take place?
6. According to Berlin, what did Tolstoy have the greatest faith in?
(b) Individual experience.
(d) Divine causes.
7. What advantages did Hegel's theories have for Bakunin?
(a) Hegel's contradictions let Bakunin justify aesthetics and physical labor.
(b) Hegel's contradictions let Bakunin justify both rebellion and obedience.
(c) Hegel's idealism let Bakunin justify his loathing of Russian politics.
(d) Hegel's idealism let Bakunin justify his optimism in Russia's future.
8. Whose novels did the Russian Intelligentsia influence?
9. Who was Joseph de Maistre?
(a) A poor writer.
(b) An educated courtier.
(c) A bureaucrat on the censorship committee.
(d) A conspirator against the Tsar.
10. What popular idea did Herzen disagree with?
(a) Herzen disagreed with the notion of individual freedom.
(b) Herzen disagreed with the notion that peasants deserve representation in government.
(c) Herzen disagreed with the notion of state power as a justification for violence.
(d) Herzen disagreed with the notion of a pattern in historical events.
11. How did Herzen see history?
(a) Herzen saw history as a mechanistic development.
(b) Herzen saw history as the mind of God thinking.
(c) Herzen saw history as the narrative imposed after events.
(d) Herzen saw history as a movement of spiritual forces.
12. What did Herzen see as the individual's role in history?
(a) Herzen saw as the individual's role in history as an obligation to heal society from the damages done by progress.
(b) Herzen saw as the individual's role in history as an obligation to fulfill his own nature.
(c) Herzen saw as the individual's role in history as an obligation to manifest the universe's latent desires.
(d) Herzen saw as the individual's role in history as an obligation to understand and cooperate with historical forces.
13. How did Herzen and Bakunin express the value they shared?
(a) In conspiring against the government.
(b) In censoring anti-religious writing.
(c) In proselytizing for the church.
(d) In their writing and activism.
14. What was the relationship between literature and politics in mid-nineteenth century Russia?
(a) Politics was transposed onto literature.
(b) Politics followed road maps laid out in literature.
(c) Literature reacted to political events.
(d) Literature prophesied political developments.
15. How did the writer who supported the Tsar present the Tsar's acts?
(a) He presented even serfdom as divinely ordained.
(b) He justified the aristocracy's use of violence.
(c) He proclaimed the natural rights of man.
(d) He denounced the Tsar's opponents.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the stereotype of the Russian intellectual?
2. Who wrote the memoir titled "The Birth of the Russian Intelligentsia"?
3. What does Berlin mean when he says that Tolstoy was a fox who believed in being a hedgehog?
4. What was Tolstoy's relationship with Joseph de Maistre?
5. What writer supported the Tsar's acts?
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