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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the cat change when it returns home?
(a) It is wild.
(b) It is never hungry.
(c) It is pregnant.
(d) It is rabid.

2. What does Khoma have to do for a Cossack chief?
(a) Recruit soldiers.
(b) Buy a good horse.
(c) Give an eulogy for his daughter.
(d) Arrange a wedding.

3. What is the witch's name?
(a) Solokha.
(b) Valuka.
(c) Choub.
(d) Oksana.

4. How did the Cossack's daughter die?
(a) She was murdered.
(b) She contracted consumption.
(c) She had a stroke.
(d) She killed herself.

5. What does the author say a father's heart is not made from?
(a) Dirt.
(b) An orange.
(c) A stone.
(d) Wood.

6. What does Ivan have nightmares about at the end of the story?
(a) Visiting the dentist.
(b) Drinking coffee.
(c) Having a child.
(d) Having a wife.

7. Why does Ivan not want to marry Grigor's sister?
(a) He wants to go back to the army.
(b) He has a broken heart.
(c) He is not the marrying kind.
(d) He does not love the woman.

8. What is Ivan's aunt's name?
(a) Gouda.
(b) Nina.
(c) Vasilisa.
(d) Natassha.

9. Why does Ivan's aunt say she can longer take care of the family estate?
(a) She is getting married.
(b) She is bored.
(c) She wants to travel.
(d) She is too ill.

10. Who does Pulheria arrange to take care of her husband?
(a) Her daughter.
(b) The housekeeper.
(c) A gilly.
(d) A nurse.

11. What do Ukrainians call the Chief of the Gnomes?
(a) Pukkas.
(b) Cossacks.
(c) Tiz.
(d) Viy.

12. Where does the devil keep the moon?
(a) In his pocket.
(b) Under his bed.
(c) In his shoe.
(d) In his basement.

13. What is Gorobets and his family celebrating in this story?
(a) His wedding anniversary.
(b) His son's wedding.
(c) His son's christening.
(d) His wife's birthday.

14. Who does Ivan's aunt suggest he should marry?
(a) A Russian princess.
(b) Her niece.
(c) Grigory's sister.
(d) A Polack.

15. What does Valuka say Oksana has to bring her before she marries him?
(a) Rasputin's sword.
(b) Heaven's wings.
(c) The devil's cloak.
(d) Tsarina's shoes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Ivan Ivanovich's job?

2. What kind of animal is Pulkheria's favorite pet?

3. What is said that Peter's parents died from?

4. What does Ivan join at the age of 17?

5. Where does the devil hide when men come to visit Solokha?

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