Stories of Anton Chekov Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Dmitri Gurov look to meet Anna in S.?

2. According to the artist in "The House with the Mezzanine", what is the only thing worth living for?

3. What arrangement do Gurov and Anna make to continue seeing each other?

4. Who helps Olga pass time when Pustovalov is away on business?

5. Of the following, which is NOT an attribute Korolev thinks about in regards to factories?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Olga become committed to Sasha?

2. According to Ivan Ivanych, what is the balance of sadness and happiness in the world?

3. What helps Olga keep her youth and what ages her so much?

4. What is the root cause of Liza's illness?

5. What does Korolev theorize is the cause of imbalance between the strong and the weak?

6. In "The Bishop", what is Bishops Pyotr's relationship with his mother Marya like when she visits him after nine years?

7. In "The Lady with the Little Dog", how does Dmitri Dmitrich Gurov view women?

8. Why does Alekhin and Burkin not enjoy Ivan Ivanych's story about gooseberries?

9. Compare and contrast Olga's husbands and lovers. How are their personality types alike and different? How does this affect Olga as a person?

10. In "On Official Business", why does the coroner believe the city is the center of Russia? What does he think of the village and countryside?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does familiarity help those in grieving moments? For example, the woman who might have reminded Ieronym of Nikolai (Easter Night), Vanka (Vanka) writing to his grandfather, or Varka (Sleepy Night) dreaming of her late parents. Why is familiarity consoling? Feel free to use other examples as well.

Essay Topic 2

Everyone in Chekhov's stories is looking for some form of happiness or contentment. For each it is something different. Write an essay about what makes people happy and how much are they willing to give up to reach that happiness? How does one promote happiness in their lives and how do some inhibit their search for happiness?

Essay Topic 3

From "Small Fry", explain why Nevyrazimov momentarily feels better when he crushes something smaller than himself. How does this alleviate the pains of his life?

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