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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who kills Kirilov?
(a) Liputin.
(b) He kills himself.
(c) Shatov.
(d) Peter.

2. Who does the chief of police begin to arrest?
(a) The people who set fire to the hall.
(b) The people who complain about the lack of food.
(c) The people who bring alcohol into the fête.
(d) The people who disseminate radical literature.

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

4. What does Dostoevsky seem to believe is the problem with Russia?
(a) It is ripe for a revolution but incapable of emerging from one.
(b) It is both attracted to and repulsed by industrial modernism.
(c) It is held back by its feudal past.
(d) It is poisoned by its peasant spirituality.

5. Who carries out the raid on Peter's house?
(a) Fedka.
(b) Captain Lebyatkin.
(c) Mr. Blum.
(d) Stavrogin.

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

7. What crime is Fedka implicated in?
(a) Arson.
(b) Theft.
(c) Murder.
(d) Treason.

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

9. What is Peter Verkhovensky concerned about when he rushes out of Virginsky's house?
(a) Getting his manuscript to the press in time for printing.
(b) An arrest warrant that has been issued for him.
(c) A letter that might expose the group.
(d) A raid that is planned for his house.

10. What reason does the narrator have for visiting Lembke?
(a) He wants to arrange to get out of the country.
(b) He wants to testify against Peter Verkhovensky.
(c) He wants to prevent Stepan Verkhovensky from doing anything silly.
(d) He wants to know why he is being searched.

11. 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.'

12. How do the revolutionaries dispose of Shatov's body?
(a) They cut up his body and burn him.
(b) They bury him in the woods.
(c) They throw him the river.
(d) They tie rocks to his feet and throw his body in the pond.

13. What is the overall message of The Possessed?
(a) Russia is possessed with demons.
(b) Conspiracy against the government is always fruitless.
(c) Russia is in the hands of loving protectors like Stepan Verkhovensky.
(d) Tyrannical monarchy will bring about its own downfall.

14. Which revolutionary dissociates himself from murder as a strategy?
(a) Virginsky.
(b) Shigalyov.
(c) Peter Verkhovensky.
(d) Shatov.

15. Why does Lisa want to leave Stavrogin at the beginning of the Part 3, Chapter 3?
(a) They have begun to quarrel.
(b) Stavrogin told her he didn't love her.
(c) Stavrogin confessed to killing Mary.
(d) She wanted to report his murder to the police.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Stavrogin defend from Peter?

2. Why is The Possessed an inaccurate transposition of the story of the swine in Luke?

3. Who do the townspeople believe killed Mary and Captain Lebyatkin?

4. Why is Lisa Tushin killed?

5. What resonance does the story of the swine from Luke have with the novel?

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