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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Mrs. Lembke hosting in her salon?
(a) The local youth.
(b) The local elite.
(c) Local writers and artists.
(d) Visiting dignitaries.

2. What did Nicholas think of Mary Lebyatkin after he got to know her?
(a) He thought she was secretly malicious.
(b) He thought she was a tease.
(c) He thought she was better than anyone he knew.
(d) He thought she was unredeemably lost.

3. What is Mr. Lembke's professional background?
(a) He was a lawyer before becoming a politician.
(b) He wrote a novel that was rejected by a magazine.
(c) He was a novelist before he became a lawyer.
(d) He was a soldier before entering the government.

4. What problem might Stavrogin have with his plan?
(a) He has lost his reputation.
(b) Divorce is still illegal.
(c) He doesn't have any money.
(d) Lisa is already married to Mr. Drozdov.

5. Why does Nicholas treat Miss Lebyatkin so well?
(a) Mrs. Stavrogin says it was because her son was rebellious.
(b) Nicholas says it was because he was in love.
(c) Peter says it was because of the 'demon of irony' in him.
(d) Captain Lebyatkin says it was because Nicholas is sentimental and stupid.

6. Who punches Nicholas Stavrogin in the face?
(a) Captain Lebyatkin.
(b) Mrs. Stavrogin.
(c) Shatov.
(d) Peter Verkhovensky.

7. What does Mrs. Stavrogin ask her son when he arrives?
(a) Whether he is leaving her all alone.
(b) Whether he has fought a duel.
(c) Whether he has any new gambling debts.
(d) Whether he is married to Mary Lebyatkin.

8. Who arrives when Peter has just finished relating the story of Nicholas' devotion to Miss Lebyatkin?
(a) Shatov.
(b) Mary Lebyatkin.
(c) Mrs. Stavrogin.
(d) Nicholas.

9. Mrs. Lembke bestows her favors in spite of what?
(a) The jokes the local writers make at her expense.
(b) The degeneration of the youths' behavior.
(c) The insults she receives from the local elite.
(d) Her ignorance of all diplomatic matters.

10. What would normally happen to youth who behave as these youth are behaving?
(a) They would work for the candidate who won.
(b) They would be sacrificed for the country in war.
(c) They would be rewarded with status in the church.
(d) They would be sent to Siberia.

11. What is Captain Lebyatkin's reputation?
(a) He is said to have killed a man.
(b) He is said to be honest and upstanding.
(c) He is said to gamble and corrupt young women.
(d) He is said to drink and beat his sister.

12. What are Verkhovensky's political views?
(a) He is afraid of the government, but likes to be seen as liberal.
(b) He is rebellious and frequently in trouble with the law.
(c) He does not let politics interfere with his art.
(d) He is an informant working with the government to clamp down on dissenters.

13. Whom does Nicholas visit in Part II, Chapter 2?
(a) Captain and Miss Lebyatkin.
(b) The local constabulary.
(c) Shatov and Kirilov.
(d) His mother.

14. What is Nicholas' relationship with Dasha, according to Liputin?
(a) Nicholas owed her brother money.
(b) Nicholas seduced her in Moscow.
(c) Nicholas had fought a duel over her.
(d) Nicholas had redeemed her from prison.

15. What does Stavrogin do when it is his turn to shoot?
(a) Hits Gaganov's finger.
(b) Shoots Gaganov in the eye.
(c) Shoots in the air.
(d) Aims for Gaganov's heart but misses.

Short Answer Questions

1. How are the youth of the town behaving at the time of the fête?

2. How are Mrs. Stavrogin's views changing as time goes on?

3. What event results in an investigation that discovers radical literature?

4. What is Gaganov's response to Kirilov?

5. How does Stavrogin respond to Kirilov's belief?

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