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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Nicholas' first impression of Mary Lebyatkin?
(a) He took no notice of her.
(b) He fell in love with her.
(c) He thought she was corrupt but beautiful.
(d) He thought she was an angel.

2. What is Stepan Verkhovensky's employment?
(a) He is a local bureaucrat.
(b) He is a social researcher.
(c) He tutors Mrs. Stavrogin's son.
(d) He is an elected official.

3. What is Stepan Verkhovensky's relationship with Mrs. Stavrogin?
(a) They are lovers.
(b) They are married.
(c) They are enemies.
(d) He lives with her.

4. In what way do Virginsky and Shatov resemble one another?
(a) They are both artists.
(b) They are both liberals.
(c) They are both conseratives.
(d) They are both young.

5. Who throws Stepan Verkhovensky out of the conversation?
(a) Nicholas Stavrogin.
(b) Mrs. Stavrogin.
(c) Peter Verkhovensky.
(d) Shatov.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Kirilov?

2. Which topic is on the schedule of events for the fête?

3. Who punches Nicholas Stavrogin in the face?

4. Mrs. Lembke bestows her favors in spite of what?

5. What does Nicholas ask his servant to help him do after Peter leaves?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Stavrogin tell Dasha after the duel?

2. What is Verkhovensky's status in Russian society?

3. What story does Stepan, in his fever, think is representative of contemporary Russia?

4. How do we find out whether Peter intentionally circulated rumors about Dasha to instigate his father?

5. What is on the schedule for the fête, and what is Julia Lembke's position in town on the eve of the fête?

6. What do we know about the poem, A Noble Character?

7. What business does Peter conduct with Kirilov in the raining cold of the night?

8. Describe the events that take place on stage at the fête.

9. What is the purpose of the gathering at Mr. Virginsky's house?

10. What is Peter's relationship with Stavrogin?

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