Final Test - Hard
|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How has public opinion shifted on the eve of the fête?
2. For whom are the swine a metaphor in the story of Luke?
3. What cover do the fifteen people use for gathering at Virginsky's house?
4. What resonance does the story of the swine from Luke have with the novel?
5. What does Stavrogin believe in?
Essay Topic 1
What is Dostoevsky's perspective on the action in The Possessed? Is he narrating in all seriousness, or is he ironically or satirically detached from his characters?
Essay Topic 2
What does Russianness consist of in The Possessed? Who possesses it? Who defends it? Who attacks it?
Essay Topic 3
Peter Verkhovensky spends much of the book agitating for an uprising, but the violence results in the deaths of many of the main characters and the arrest of many of Peter's co-conspirators. Is the action of the book a success insofar as it stirred up trouble in the society of the town? Or is it a failure insofar as it did not accomplish a complete reinvention of Russian society?
This section contains 325 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)