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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Stepanych feel about his life in the months before his death?
(a) Everyone seems nicer.
(b) Everything is boring.
(c) Everything is happier.
(d) Nothing changes.

2. What is the total number of time Cherviakov attempts to apologize to the General?
(a) Three.
(b) Twenty.
(c) Once.
(d) Five.

3. Why is Varka happy to fetch the firewood?
(a) Activity makes her less sleepy.
(b) It gets her away from the mistress of the house.
(c) She is cold.
(d) She wants to be outside.

4. In "In Exile", what does the Explainer advise the Tartar?
(a) To sleep by the fire or he'll freeze.
(b) To want nothing.
(c) To make friends quick.
(d) To stay by him for protection.

5. To whom does Stepanych compare himself during his youthful days of lecturing?
(a) An orchestra conductor.
(b) A brain surgeon.
(c) A pianist.
(d) A violinist.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when the General is so angry with Cherviakov, he yells "Get out"?

2. To whom does Vanka write to on Christmas Eve?

3. In whom does Ieronym see his friend Nikolai?

4. How does Modest Andreich view his wife?

5. What kind of reputation is Pavel Ivanych proud of?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Grigoriev react to his punishment?

2. What changes are observed in Nikolai Stepanych's lectures from the past to the present?

3. Modest Alexeich admonishes Anya and her family about how a "man must have his responsibilities!" Between Modest, Anya, and her family, who shows responsibilities best?

4. How does Cherviakov's wife not help his situation with the General?

5. How does real life affect Varka's sleep at night?

6. How does Ieronym invite the narrator of "Easter Night" to ask about Ieronym's sorrows? How does he hint at his current sorrow?

7. What happens to officials who deal with people's suffering, such as judges, policemen, and doctors? How does this affect the innocent?

8. Why doesn't Grigoriev believe the magistrate when he says taking nuts will derail the train?

9. When a fellow soldier asks Gusev if he is not afraid to die, what is his response? How does his response reflect his character?

10. Why does the black monk make Andrei Kovrin feel good?

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