The Possessed Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Stepan Verkhovensky find in his wanderings?

2. What is the narrator's response to Stepan Verkhovensky's reaction to the search of Peter's house?

3. What effect does the birth of Shatov's child have on him?

4. The first chapter of Part 3 is set the day after what?

5. Who kills Shatov?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Following the allegory of the swine from Luke, are the demons cast out of the society of the novel? Are they cast out of Russian society by Dostoevsky's novel?

Essay Topic 2

Is there a consistent morality in The Possessed? Do violent people always pay a price for their acts of violence? Are criminals and scoundrels always caught and punished, or made to suffer somehow? Is innocent suffering redeemed?

Essay Topic 3

Is the duel between Gaganov and Stavrogin a metaphor for the book? Is the murder of Captain and Mary Lebyatkin a better metaphor? What event in the book is most representative of the book as a whole?

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