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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The first chapter of Part 3 is set the day after what?
(a) Shatov's wife returns.
(b) The meeting at Virginsky's.
(c) The factory riot.
(d) Peter Verkhvensky's house being searched.
2. What does Stepan Verkhovensky find in his wanderings?
(a) Alcoholism and despair.
(b) A good woman's love.
(c) Honest peasants.
3. What have Lisa and Stavrogin done as Chapter 3 of Part 3 begins?
(a) Run away to Moscow.
(b) Burned the town.
(c) Stolen money from Mrs. Lembke.
(d) Spent the night together.
4. What does Blum say about the search at Peter Verkhovensky's?
(a) The police found what they were looking for.
(b) It was a mistake.
(c) Shatov had tipped the police off.
(d) Virginsky had testified that Peter was the leader of the radical group.
5. How does Stepan Verkhovensky react to the search of Peter's house?
(a) He runs away.
(b) He helps the police.
(c) He hides in a closet.
(d) He resists the search with force.
6. What does Lisa Tushin challenge Stavrogin to do?
(a) Murder Mary and Captain Lebyatkin.
(b) Get Lebyatkin to stop writing her letters.
(c) Divorce Mary Lebyatkin.
(d) Murder his mother.
7. Who shows up to talk with Shatov after Shatov's wife returns?
8. What crime is Fedka implicated in?
9. Why is Lisa Tushin killed?
(a) The townspeople blame her for the murder of Captain and Mary Lebyatkin.
(b) She is killed accidentally when her carriage turns over.
(c) The police convict her of the murder of Captain and Mary Lebyatkin and execute her.
(d) She is killed by the radicals, who want to get to Stavrogin.
10. What does Stepan Verkhovensky have to work up his courage to do?
(a) Visit Lembke to find out why he is being searched.
(b) Publish his radical tract.
(c) Ask Mrs. Stavrogin to marry him.
(d) Flee to Germany.
11. How has public opinion shifted on the eve of the fête?
(a) The agitators have succeeded in turning the crowds against the government.
(b) The workers are anxious to disrupt the fête.
(c) It is now against Mrs. Lembke.
(d) The people are now in favor of change.
12. What does Shatov have to do in order to leave the group of radicals peacefully?
(a) Swear loyalty to the radicals' ideals.
(b) Leave town and leave his property to the radicals.
(c) Reveal the hiding place of the printing press.
(d) Renounce his association with them publicly.
13. What reason does the narrator have for visiting Lembke?
(a) He wants to arrange to get out of the country.
(b) He wants to know why he is being searched.
(c) He wants to testify against Peter Verkhovensky.
(d) He wants to prevent Stepan Verkhovensky from doing anything silly.
14. 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.
15. Which revolutionary dissociates himself from murder as a strategy?
(c) Peter Verkhovensky.
Short Answer Questions
1. What cover do the fifteen people use for gathering at Virginsky's house?
2. Why is The Possessed an inaccurate transposition of the story of the swine in Luke?
3. What do the police take from Peter Verkhovensky's house?
4. What is Shigalyov's plan for the new social organization?
5. Which one of these characters is NOT in Peter's secret group?
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