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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Stavrogin believe in?
(a) The governing potential of new industries.
(b) The value of ancient farming methods.
(c) The equality of slaves.
(d) The right of the aristocrats to rule.
2. What does Shatov ask Kirilov for after he discovers that his wife is pregnant?
(a) Help leaving town.
(b) He asks Kirilov to raise the child.
(c) Money for a divorce.
(d) Money for a midwife.
3. What is Peter Verkhovensky concerned about when he rushes out of Virginsky's house?
(a) A letter that might expose the group.
(b) Getting his manuscript to the press in time for printing.
(c) An arrest warrant that has been issued for him.
(d) A raid that is planned for his house.
4. Who does the chief of police begin to arrest?
(a) The people who set fire to the hall.
(b) The people who disseminate radical literature.
(c) The people who complain about the lack of food.
(d) The people who bring alcohol into the fête.
5. Who shows up to talk with Shatov after Shatov's wife returns?
6. What does Stepan Verkhovensky have to work up his courage to do?
(a) Visit Lembke to find out why he is being searched.
(b) Ask Mrs. Stavrogin to marry him.
(c) Flee to Germany.
(d) Publish his radical tract.
7. Who kills Shatov?
8. Who does Peter allow into the fête?
(a) Lower-class people.
(b) Criminals and prostitutes.
(c) Writers and artists.
(d) Radical agitators.
9. Whom does Stavrogin defend from Peter?
(a) Captain Leybatkin.
10. What have Lisa and Stavrogin done as Chapter 3 of Part 3 begins?
(a) Stolen money from Mrs. Lembke.
(b) Spent the night together.
(c) Burned the town.
(d) Run away to Moscow.
11. Who is on the stage when Karminazov goes to speak?
(a) Stepan Verkhovensky.
(d) Captain Lebyatkin.
12. What is the overall message of The Possessed?
(a) Russia is in the hands of loving protectors like Stepan Verkhovensky.
(b) Tyrannical monarchy will bring about its own downfall.
(c) Conspiracy against the government is always fruitless.
(d) Russia is possessed with demons.
13. What reason does the narrator have for visiting Lembke?
(a) He wants to prevent Stepan Verkhovensky from doing anything silly.
(b) He wants to testify against Peter Verkhovensky.
(c) He wants to know why he is being searched.
(d) He wants to arrange to get out of the country.
14. Where does Stepan Verkhovensky wander into in the beginning of Chapter 7 of Part 3?
(a) A river.
(b) An anarchists' camp.
(c) The Winter Palace in Moscow.
(d) The 'real Russia.'
15. Why was it a mistake to charge a high price for the fête?
(a) Expensive tickets excluded the writers.
(b) The people who came wanted food.
(c) The people expected to be entertained.
(d) No one could afford to come.
Short Answer Questions
1. How has public opinion shifted on the eve of the fête?
2. How does Stepan Verkhovensky react to the search of Peter's house?
3. Russia's salvation seems to reside where, in Dostoevsky's opinion?
4. Why are workers from the Spigulin factory massing in the street?
5. What does Virginsky say to the radicals after Shatov's wife gives birth?
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