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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Pierre reflect upon after the duel with Dolokhov?
(a) That he has, so he thinks, killed a man for a depraved woman whom he has never loved.
(b) That he is unfortunate for having so foul a temper that he would challenge someone he considers to be a good man and friend to a duel.
(c) That he is totally to blame and he prays that Helene will forgive him for his profound error.
(d) That he hopes Helene still loves him and will have his child after all this.

2. How does Prince Bolkonsky react to Prince Vasili and Anatole's visit?
(a) He is jealous of the attention they pay to his daughter and daughter-in-law.
(b) He does not want Prince Vasili or Anatole there.
(c) He basically ignores them as they have interfered with his strict routine.
(d) He is delighted to see them and pleased to see what a brilliant young man Anatole is.

3. Princess Mary wishes to speak to Andrew before he leaves about a specific request. What is it?
(a) She asks him to forgive his wife.
(b) She asks him to accept Mlle. Bourienne as her friend.
(c) She wants him to carry an icon around his neck to protect him in battle.
(d) She wants him to help her get away from their father.

4. Nicholas goes home on leave. How does he react to Sonya?
(a) He is very happy to see her but is uncertain how she feels about him.
(b) He pays no attention to her whatsoever as he has decided that he has grown past their childhood romance.
(c) He is struck by how pretty she is but feels estranged from her.
(d) He is angry that he ever told her he loved her.

5. Nicholas is patrolling the lines. What is running through his mind?
(a) He is excited about the prospect of being in combat and perhaps distinguishing himself for the Tsar.
(b) He is terrified that he may be shot and wishes he had not been given this duty.
(c) Various disconnected thoughts as he struggles not to fall asleep.
(d) He is in a foul temper as he is cold, hungry, and is missing the comforts of home.

6. Nicholas brings his friend Denisov with him and excitedly speaks as they approach. What is Denisov's reaction?
(a) He is asleep because he's had a lot of wine.
(b) He can't hear anything Nicholas says because of the wind.
(c) He says, "Yes, I am happy for you but I shall just be happy to get out of the cold, my dear fellow."
(d) He is very excited to be meeting the family of his good friend.

7. How does Maria Dmitrievna respond to Natasha's insolence at the dinner table?
(a) She severely rebukes her for being so rude.
(b) She tells her to sit down and be quiet.
(c) She tells her she is having carrot ice for dessert and laughs at her.
(d) She doesn't hear her.

8. What happens with Prince Andrew during the battle at Austerlitz?
(a) He runs yelling "Forward, lads!", picks up the fallen standard, and is shot in the head.
(b) He sees the Tsar and requests him to leave the field of battle.
(c) He rides alongside the retreating army ordering them to turn back.
(d) He sees Kutuzov has a head wound and takes him to be treated.

9. How does Count Rostov react when he hears about Nicholas' card game?
(a) He pays no attention; he is preoccupied with a problem with his steward.
(b) He is excited as he had feared Nicholas would ask him for more money but with such a large win, Nicholas will not need it.
(c) He initially is agitated but regains his composure, says it will be difficult to raise the money, and leaves the room.
(d) He is pleased that Nicholas has won so much money.

10. Elisabeth talks about going to the country while Andrew is off to war. How does she feel about being with his father and sister?
(a) She is afraid.
(b) She is happy and excited.
(c) She is indifferent.
(d) She is annoyed.

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

12. The Rostovs are celebrating at their home in the very beginning of Book One. What is the reason for entertaining guests?
(a) It is Natasha's birthday.
(b) It is the old Count's birthday.
(c) It is the name day of the Countess and her daughter, Natasha.
(d) It is Oktoberfest.

13. Prince Vasili in the beginning of Part 3 is described as...
(a) A man who bears no one any ill will but acts in his own interest when opportunity presents itself.
(b) A kindly man who is manipulated by his family.
(c) A scheming man who acts with deliberate premeditation.
(d) A man who plans carefully without regard for the well being of others.

14. What makes Nicholas decide to return home on leave?
(a) The countess begs him to come home to cheer up Natasha.
(b) His mother writes him a pleading letter.
(c) His father writes to him saying that he is afraid Mitenka, their steward, is cheating him but does not know how to prove it.
(d) Sonya writes to him saying she is releasing him from his promise to marry her.

15. Andrew goes to visit Pierre the night after the Bergs party. What does he discuss with him?
(a) His love for Natasha.
(b) He had noticed Pierre's overall melancholy and wants to help him.
(c) His distress that the reforms he is drawing up are slow in materializing.
(d) He is considering going abroad to take a cure and wants to know if Pierre thinks it's a good idea.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Anna Pavlovna wish for each newcomer to her soiree to speak with?

2. Prince Andrew goes to the Rostovs' as Count Rostov is the Marshal for the district and he must see him on account of his being trustee of the Ryazan estate. How does he react to being with the Rostov's from beginning to end?

3. In the card game with Dolokhov and Nicholas, who wins and how much?

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

5. How does Pierre feel after the death of his father?

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