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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens to the swine in the story from Luke?
2. What does Virginsky say to the radicals after Shatov's wife gives birth?
3. Why is Peter intent on killing Shatov?
4. What kind of speech does Stepan Verkhovensky give?
5. What is Shigalyov's plan for the new social organization?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Is The Possessed a Christian novel? What kind of Christianity does it align with? Old Testament or New Testament? In what ways does the novel seem atheistic, or existential?
Essay Topic 2
What kinds of violence are depicted in The Possessed? Are there different rules and expectations for each kind of violence? Are some kinds of violence more effective in resolving problems than others? Is violence ever a useful tool in The Possessed, or is it always merely destructive?
Essay Topic 3
What is the economy of The Possessed? Where does money come from, and does money come from any new places or reside in any new places as a result of the action of the novel?
This section contains 328 words
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