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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. After the Council of War before the battle of Austerlitz, Prince Andrew reflects on what is being said. What are his thoughts?
(a) He wanted to contribute but couldn't. He hopes to act on his own and achieve the glory he longs for.
(b) He is shocked at Kutuzov's inattention to it and resents the lack of opportunity to state his ideas.
(c) He is bored by the discussion, wants to change the entire plan.
(d) He is consumed with fear that he may die the next day.

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

5. At the club dinner, what is Pierre so preoccupied with that he doesn't hear what is being said to him?
(a) He is angry that Dolokhov, who has no connections, has been made an officer but still lives off Pierre's good will and takes his money.
(b) He is bewildered by all the things people expect of him and wishes he had not inherited such responsibility with his fortune.
(c) He is tipsy with wine and is absentmindedly staring at a candlestick.
(d) He is reflecting on remarks Catiche has made and an anonymous letter saying that his wife is cheating on him with Dolokhov.

6. How does Nicholas handle his family's financial problems?
(a) He gets upset with his mother for begging him to come back to help when he knows nothing about such things.
(b) Though he comes home to offer support, he is unable to do anything.
(c) He gets upset with his father for mismanaging their estates.
(d) He goes to speak to the steward, gets very angry, and kicks him out the door.

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

8. Andrew observes Prince Bagration in command. What does he notice about his methods of command?
(a) That Bagration's orders are random and chaotic.
(b) That Bagration's orders are very well thought out.
(c) That Bagration is enthusiastic and commanding which excites the men.
(d) That although Bagration does very little and gives few commands, his presence and tact calm and encourage everyone about him.

9. How does Count Rostov react when he hears about Nicholas' card game?
(a) 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.
(b) He is pleased that Nicholas has won so much money.
(c) He pays no attention; he is preoccupied with a problem with his steward.
(d) He initially is agitated but regains his composure, says it will be difficult to raise the money, and leaves the room.

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

11. Who is Anna Pavlovna's guest of honor at her soiree in Part 5?
(a) Helene.
(b) Pierre.
(c) Hippolyte Kuragin.
(d) Boris Drubetskoy.

12. What does Prince Andrew look at as he is driving through a forest that confirms he is feeling that his life has nothing new to offer?
(a) An oak which has not yet leafed out.
(b) An animal carcass.
(c) Dead trees.
(d) An abandoned hut.

13. 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?
(a) He is bored and disinterested and as his time with them goes on, he looks forward to returning home, and getting away from such superficial living.
(b) At first he is unhappy and disinterested but Natasha's happiness piques his curiosity and later he is intrigued by her admiring the moon.
(c) At first he looks forward to diversion from things which depress him, but then he sees that their life is too busy and filled with too many foolish people that he welcomes leaving.
(d) He is bored but Natasha's youthful exuberance intrigues him and though he would like to join in, he realizes shortly after his departure that his life is over forever.

14. 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 surprised at the conversation but he agrees.
(c) He is angry at their criticism of people he admires so much.
(d) He is delighted to be in such interesting and illustrious company.

15. At the Rostov's, the people gossip about Pierre. What do they say about him?
(a) That he cheats at cards.
(b) That his friends are poorly chosen.
(c) That he is a womanizer.
(d) That he is abusive to his father.

Short Answer Questions

1. Dolokhov has been demoted and his superior officers have taken note of his outspokenness. How does the Schon Grabern battle go for him?

2. Who does Andrew stay with when he goes to Brunn?

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

4. Elisabeth talks about going to the country while Andrew is off to war. How does she feel about being with his father and sister?

5. After the affair of the stolen money, why is Nicholas ordered to apologize to his regiment?

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