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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Andrew goes to Speranski's for dinner What does he think of him and his company?
(a) He is disappointed at the company's superficial conversation and criticism of everyone.
(b) He is angry at their criticism of people he admires so much.
(c) He is delighted to be in such interesting and illustrious company.
(d) He is surprised at the conversation but he agrees.

2. How has Pierre's huge inheritance changed him financially?
(a) He does not really pay attention to the fact that he is continually losing money.
(b) He is thrilled at having so much money that he has a huge surplus each month.
(c) He wishes he had never inherited the money, as life was much simpler before.
(d) He notices that although he has more money than before, he often has to pay so much out that he must borrow in order to fulfill his obligations.

3. Boris goes to visit the Rostovs. What does he think of Natasha?
(a) He is struck by how pretty she is and wants to propose.
(b) He sees her as a bit more grown up but he only visits out of gratitude to the Rostovs.
(c) He is not interested in her because she is not witty enough.
(d) He is struck by how pretty she is but she would not be a good match.

4. At his home, what advice does Prince Andrew give to Pierre?
(a) Never marry.
(b) Join the army.
(c) Marry a wealthy woman.
(d) Study etiquette and the social graces.

5. What is Maria Dmitrievna's reputation in Russian social circles?
(a) She is known as a woman of good sense and unadorned speech.
(b) She is known as a woman of wealth and rank.
(c) She is known for her horrible temper.
(d) She is known as a former great beauty.

6. Who does Anna Pavlovna wish for each newcomer to her soiree to speak with?
(a) Her great aunt.
(b) Her mother.
(c) Her son.
(d) Her aunt.

7. 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?
(a) He tells them both that he does not want her to come back.
(b) He tells them that this is exactly what he has been hoping for but has been too ashamed to ask.
(c) He reluctantly agrees.
(d) He does not respond, but Helene moves back any way.

8. How does Andrew react to his evening with the Rostovs in St. Petersburg?
(a) He enjoys himself very much but finds them to be too provincial.
(b) He is bored by them and has little in common with them.
(c) He is neither pleased nor displeased with them and pays the call merely out of courtesy.
(d) He enjoys himself, finds them charming, and Natasha's singing moves him nearly to tears.

9. Nicholas goes to Tilsit to request a pardon for Denisov. To whom does he initially appeal and how is he received?
(a) At first he asks Boris to help him through Boris' general and Boris tells him it would be better for him to apply for the pardon through his commander of the corps.
(b) He goes to his general who tells him that Denisov is clearly guilty and must face the consequences.
(c) He first approaches Boris who is happy to help Denisov because of Denisov's connections.
(d) He first approaches his general who says he will do all he can to help.

10. After leaving the Bolkonski's home, Pierre considers going home or going out with friends. Andrew has advised against his going out with his friends. Why does he not want Pierre to go?
(a) He likes to control the docile Pierre.
(b) Andrew knows they will drink too much and associate with badly behaved women.
(c) It is after one o'clock in the morning.
(d) He is jealous of Pierre's friends and their fun.

11. What sort of reputation does Princess Mary have as a prospective wife?
(a) She is regarded as ugly and not particularly pleasant, but rich.
(b) She is regarded as very wealthy but very plain.
(c) She is regarded as extremely intelligent and socially adept.
(d) She is regarded as very beautiful which makes up for her moderate fortune.

12. What does Dolokhov say to Rostov after the card game?
(a) "Shall we play again tomorrow?"
(b) "Unlucky at cards, lucky in love."
(c) "Your luck is astounding."
(d) "You have won, but I have won something much more important!"

13. Nicholas is patrolling the picket lines. What is a picket?
(a) A line of stakes set in the ground behind which artillery is positioned.
(b) Soldiers set apart from a main army to guard them from surprise attack.
(c) A portion of a fence.
(d) A border between one army and another.

14. What does Nicholas do after it is discovered that Denisov's money has been stolen?
(a) He follows Denisov's command to do nothing about it.
(b) He follows the man who stole it and beats him senseless for such outrageous behavior.
(c) Nicholas goes to find the thief and catches him spending some of it.
(d) He goes out and celebrates.

15. Who does Dolokhov propose to?
(a) Helene Bezukhova.
(b) Natasha.
(c) Sonya.
(d) Vera.

Short Answer Questions

1. Natasha goes into the conservatory to hide when her family is first introduced. What is she waiting for?

2. Princess Mary wishes to speak to Andrew before he leaves about a specific request. What is it?

3. What do Anna Mikhaylovna, Prince Vasili and Catiche argue about outside of the old Count's room?

4. With great enthusiasm, Pierre has become a Freemason. What does he write in his diary regarding his pursuit of a more pure life?

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

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