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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Ilagin?
(a) The Rostovs' steward who works at Otradnoe.
(b) A distant relative and neighbor of the Rostov's at Otradnoe.
(c) A close family friend of the Rostov's who has a neighboring estate near Otradnoe.
(d) The Rostovs' uncle who lives near Otradnoe.

2. Dolokhov has been demoted and his superior officers have taken note of his outspokenness. How does the Schon Grabern battle go for him?
(a) He is killed.
(b) He is badly wounded and unable to continue fighting.
(c) He turns cowardly and hides in some bushes.
(d) His regiment wins their skirmish with the French.

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

4. 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 neither pleased nor displeased with them and pays the call merely out of courtesy.
(c) He is bored by them and has little in common with them.
(d) He enjoys himself, finds them charming, and Natasha's singing moves him nearly to tears.

5. Why does Prince Bolkonsky insist on teaching Mary geometry?
(a) He wants her to be an educated woman who is not just schooled in the arts.
(b) He wants her to be brilliant.
(c) He wants the order of mathematics to drive the nonsense out of her head.
(d) He wants her to continue his work on his inventions.

6. How does Natasha behave at Ilagin's?
(a) She loves his playing the guitar and dances for them.
(b) She is unhappy with the rustic nature of Ilagin's house and wants to go home.
(c) At Ilagin's insistence, she reluctantly sings while he plays guitar.
(d) She is weary from hunting and falls asleep.

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

8. After the duel, Helene goes to speak to Pierre. What does she say?
(a) Pierre is a fool as she thinks Dolokhov is tiresome.
(b) Pierre is a fool to believe that Dolokhov was her lover, she merely likes his company
(c) She was upset that he might have been killed.
(d) She is angry that she will have to hold her head despite being embarrassed.

9. After his proposal to Vera, Berg comes to visit Count Rostov about Vera's dowry. What does the Count say to him?
(a) He brushes off the matter saying he must consult his steward.
(b) He likes Berg being business-like about it and then he offers him 20,000 rubles in ready money and a note for 80,000 rubles.
(c) He offers him 30,000 rubles in cash and 50,000 rubles as a note of hand.
(d) He says he is glad Berg is direct and offers him 80,000 rubles in ready money.

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

11. What is Prince Vasili hoping to achieve by helping Pierre with his duties?
(a) He hopes Pierre will look upon him as his father and give him money to pay his debts.
(b) He wants Pierre to marry his daughter, Helene.
(c) He is merely doing what he thinks is the right thing; he hopes for nothing.
(d) He wants to elevate himself and his family in Russian society.

12. There is a lot of confusion on the bridge as the Russians try to cross it. What is their rush?
(a) They want to burn the bridge before the French get to it.
(b) They are trying to isolate the French so that the Austrian army will have them cornered.
(c) They all want to get across to get their tea.
(d) The French are firing at them.

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

14. What happens to Nicholas during the battle at Schon Grabern?
(a) He ends up interfering with his regiment's action.
(b) He charges at the French, is attacked by them and injured severely.
(c) His horse falls on him, he is injured and runs away from the French coming at him.
(d) He loses his regiment and wanders about looking for them.

15. What do Anna Mikhaylovna, Prince Vasili and Catiche argue about outside of the old Count's room?
(a) The fact that none of them want Pierre to inherit if they don't inherit from the Count.
(b) Whether or not Anna should go to see the Count.
(c) That Catiche and her sisters should inherit most as they have cared for the Count.
(d) The need for the letter requesting Pierre's legitimacy to be found in his papers along with a new will making Pierre sole heir.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Prince Bolkonsky react to Prince Vasili and Anatole's visit?

2. What does Dolokhov say to Rostov after the card game?

3. Why does Kutuzov request Andrew to work with him?

4. 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?

5. Nicholas brings his friend Denisov with him and excitedly speaks as they approach. What is Denisov's reaction?

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