War and Peace Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 15, Chapters 1-8 | Part 15, Chapters 9-15.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Tolstoy's mathematical problem, what kind of animal is Achilles trying to catch up with?
(a) None of the above.
(b) A tortoise.
(c) A snail.
(d) A hare.

2. Pierre goes to visit Prince Andrew at Bogucharovo. How does Andrew appear to him?
(a) Thinner, paler, and his eyes are lifeless.
(b) Irritated that Pierre has come by unannounced.
(c) Angry and hostile to everyone.
(d) Bored and disinterested in Pierre's appearance.

3. Who does Andrew hear and see shortly after the first shot before the action at Schon Grabern?
(a) Napoleon.
(b) Nicholas.
(c) Captain Tushin.
(d) Boris Drubetskoy.

4. Natasha goes to her first grand ball. How does it go for her?
(a) She is extremely excited and thrilled but is soon disappointed that no one asks her to dance.
(b) At first she doesn't dance but after Andrew asks her, she dances all night.
(c) She is excited to see all the beautiful people but doesn't want to dance.
(d) She finds she does not really like such large gatherings.

5. What engrosses Pierre after the duel?
(a) Why did he challenge Dolokhov and violate his wife's trust in him?
(b) Why did he challenge Dolokhov when he is such a good friend to Pierre?
(c) What is bad or good?; What should one love or hate?; What does one live for?; What are life and death?
(d) Why did he challenge Dolokhov over such a silly thing as taking a paper from him?

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Tolstoy refer to as Andrew's hero after the battle at Schon Grabern?

2. Nicholas goes to Tilsit to request a pardon for Denisov. To whom does he initially appeal and how is he received?

3. Nicholas goes to visit Boris. How does the visit go for him?

4. What dance do Denisov and Natasha do at Iogel's ball?

5. Pierre receives two letters, one from Helene and another form his mother-in-law begging for Helene to come to live with him again. What is his response?

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