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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How has public opinion shifted on the eve of the fête?
(a) The people are now in favor of change.
(b) It is now against Mrs. Lembke.
(c) The agitators have succeeded in turning the crowds against the government.
(d) The workers are anxious to disrupt the fête.

2. For whom are the swine a metaphor in the story of Luke?
(a) Peter and his revolutionaries.
(b) Stavrogin and voluptuaries like him.
(c) Captain and Mary Lebyatkin.
(d) Mrs. Lembke and her young radicals.

3. What cover do the fifteen people use for gathering at Virginsky's house?
(a) They are there to celebrate his birthday.
(b) They are there to help him move.
(c) They are there to celerate the birth of his son.
(d) They are there to help him through his illness.

4. What resonance does the story of the swine from Luke have with the novel?
(a) Dostoevsky appears to believe that Russia is possessed by demons.
(b) Dostoevsky appears to believe that lovers are possessed by demons.
(c) Dostoevsky appears to believe that educated people are possessed by demons.
(d) Dostoevsky appears to believe that revolutionaries are possessed by demons.

5. What does Stavrogin believe in?
(a) The value of ancient farming methods.
(b) The equality of slaves.
(c) The right of the aristocrats to rule.
(d) The governing potential of new industries.

6. How does the audience respond to Karminazov's reading?
(a) They begin to riot.
(b) They are bored.
(c) They weep at the beauty of it.
(d) They sing Karminazov's praises.

7. The first chapter of Part 3 is set the day after what?
(a) The meeting at Virginsky's.
(b) The factory riot.
(c) Shatov's wife returns.
(d) Peter Verkhvensky's house being searched.

8. Who do the townspeople believe killed Mary and Captain Lebyatkin?
(a) Fedka.
(b) Liputin.
(c) Shatov.
(d) Stavrogin.

9. What effect does the birth of Shatov's child have on him?
(a) It fills him with forgiveness for his wife's infidelity.
(b) It fills him with dread for the world's sufferings.
(c) It renews his faith in God.
(d) It renews his commitment to revolutionary ideals.

10. What kind of poem does Liputin read to the crowd?
(a) A pastoral idyll.
(b) A call for revolution.
(c) A patriotic ode.
(d) An obscene farce.

11. What does Stavrogin look for and not find in the final chapters?
(a) A good woman's love.
(b) God.
(c) His mother's forgiveness.
(d) Just punishment.

12. Russia's salvation seems to reside where, in Dostoevsky's opinion?
(a) In the peasants.
(b) In the radicals.
(c) In the monarchy.
(d) In the Church.

13. What happens to Stavrogin as the novel concludes?
(a) He is imprisoned for Mary's murder.
(b) He returns to the military and moves away.
(c) He commits suicide.
(d) He returns to his mother's home.

14. Why do the townspeople think the Lebyatkins were killed?
(a) To limit the radicals' liabilities.
(b) To punish them for blackmailing the radical group.
(c) To free Stavrogin to have his affair with Lisa Tushin.
(d) To avenge their persecution of the aristocrats.

15. What does Stepan Verkhovensky have to work up his courage to do?
(a) Ask Mrs. Stavrogin to marry him.
(b) Flee to Germany.
(c) Publish his radical tract.
(d) Visit Lembke to find out why he is being searched.

Short Answer Questions

1. What have Lisa and Stavrogin done as Chapter 3 of Part 3 begins?

2. Where do Lisa and the man she meets rush off to after they meet?

3. When Stavrogin catches up with Peter, what does Peter suggest to him?

4. Why is Lisa Tushin killed?

5. What is the narrator's response to Stepan Verkhovensky's reaction to the search of Peter's house?

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