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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. Where is The Possessed set?
(a) In St. Petersburg.
(b) In Moscow.
(c) In the Russian provinces.
(d) In Novgorod.

2. What does Stepan think about marriage?
(a) He thinks it is an outdated institution.
(b) He misses being married.
(c) He thinks it is every man's duty.
(d) He thinks it will corrupt him.

3. What does Stavrogin do when it is his turn to shoot?
(a) Shoots in the air.
(b) Aims for Gaganov's heart but misses.
(c) Hits Gaganov's finger.
(d) Shoots Gaganov in the eye.

4. What is Captain Lebyatkin's reputation?
(a) He is said to have killed a man.
(b) He is said to be honest and upstanding.
(c) He is said to gamble and corrupt young women.
(d) He is said to drink and beat his sister.

5. Why does Nicholas treat Miss Lebyatkin so well?
(a) Nicholas says it was because he was in love.
(b) Mrs. Stavrogin says it was because her son was rebellious.
(c) Captain Lebyatkin says it was because Nicholas is sentimental and stupid.
(d) Peter says it was because of the 'demon of irony' in him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What imputation does Liputin make about Nicholas Stavrogin in his conversation with Kerkhovensky?

2. Who is Lisa Tushin?

3. What are Verkhovensky's political views?

4. With whom does Nicholas Stavrogin leave from his conversation with his mother?

5. What are Mrs. Lembke's social aspirations?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mrs. Stavrogin suggest as a result of her sense that she is getting older?

2. What leads up to Nicholas' confession that he is married to Mary?

3. What does Mrs. Stavrogin find out about Nicholas' relationship with Mss Lebyatikin?

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

5. What effect do Julia Lembke's political activities have on Mr. Lembke?

6. What kind of uprising is Peter planning?

7. Who is responsible for killing Mary and Captain Lebyatkin?

8. What is Peter's relationship with Stavrogin?

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

10. How are Liputin, Shatov and Virginsky described when we meet them?

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