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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. What is it about Mr. Gnekker that worries Nikolai Stepanych?
(a) That he is not handsome enough for his Liza.
(b) That he may be too rich for their blood.
(c) That he may be a sponger.
(d) That he is a con artist.
2. What empowers Anya in her marriage?
(a) Her charm with the officials' wives.
(b) The remembrance of her late mother's strength.
(c) Her charm with high officials.
(d) His Excellency's wife.
3. Why does the orchestra reluctantly call on Yakov to play with them?
(a) He asks for too much money.
(b) He is horrible at the fiddle.
(c) He is abusive.
(d) He takes over the spotlight.
4. What is Dr. Yefimych's true passion?
(c) Anatomy and physiology.
5. What causes Anyuta to cry?
(a) The neighbor treats her badly.
(b) Stepan wants to separate.
(c) Stepan yells at her for being stupid.
(d) Anyuta wants to move out.
Short Answer Questions
1. What brought Gusev away to the Far East?
2. In "Ward No. 6", who is Nikita?
3. What kind of reputation is Pavel Ivanych proud of?
4. What did Nikolai do for Ieronym when he was alive?
5. What bond do Bronze and Rothschild have?
Short Essay Questions
1. What causes Father Grigory to be so angry with Andreich?
2. Describe Maria's upbringing under Andreich. What is Andreich's role in her life?
3. How does Cherviakov's wife not help his situation with the General?
4. What will happen to Vanka at the end of his story?
5. When a fellow soldier asks Gusev if he is not afraid to die, what is his response? How does his response reflect his character?
6. What consumes Bronze so much in life over the last 50 years in "Rothschild's Fiddle"?
7. What does the Tartar think of Vassily and the Explainer? Who does he respect more and why?
8. What happens to officials who deal with people's suffering, such as judges, policemen, and doctors? How does this affect the innocent?
9. What does Ivan Velikopolsky in "The Student" see in the present that reminds him of the past? How does he connect the two?
10. How does Ieronym invite the narrator of "Easter Night" to ask about Ieronym's sorrows? How does he hint at his current sorrow?
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