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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Peter blame for Mary and Captain Lebyatkin's murder?
(a) Fedka.
(b) Shatov.
(c) Stavrogin.
(d) Lisa.

2. Who had a hand in manipulating Lisa to be with Stavrogin?
(a) Virginsky.
(b) Liputin.
(c) Peter.
(d) Shatov.

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

4. Who does Peter allow into the fête?
(a) Radical agitators.
(b) Writers and artists.
(c) Criminals and prostitutes.
(d) Lower-class people.

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

6. Where do Lisa and the man she meets rush off to after they meet?
(a) They go to Lembke's.
(b) They go to see the people who were murdered.
(c) They go to Shatov's.
(d) They go to Mrs. Stavrogin's.

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

8. What is the narrator's response to Stepan Verkhovensky's reaction to the search of Peter's house?
(a) He is intimidated.
(b) He is determined to bring Peter to justice.
(c) He is worried.
(d) He is baffled.

9. Who alone knows the purpose of the meeting at Virginsky's house?
(a) Peter Verkhovensky.
(b) Mrs. Stavrogin.
(c) Liputin.
(d) Virginsky.

10. How long had Shatov's wife been gone before she returns?
(a) Three weeks.
(b) Three years.
(c) Three days.
(d) Three months.

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

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

13. What happens to the swine in the story from Luke?
(a) They are killed and eaten after Jesus fills them with devils.
(b) They run wild and ruin the town after Jesus fills them with devils.
(c) They drown after Jesus fills them with devils.
(d) They are disemboweled and scattered around the town after Jesus fills them with devils.

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

15. What is the real purpose of the gathering at Virginsky's house?
(a) A literary club meeting.
(b) A radical political meeting.
(c) A planning meeting for Mrs. Lembke's fête.
(d) Planning to overthrow the government.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who kills Kirilov?

2. Who takes the stage after Stepan Verkhovensky?

3. Who does the chief of police begin to arrest?

4. What effect does the birth of Shatov's child have on him?

5. Russia's salvation seems to reside where, in Dostoevsky's opinion?

(see the answer keys)

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