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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who are Princess Mary's "God's Folk"?
(a) They are students who come to her to learn of the Gospel and receive food and clothing from her.
(b) They are priests who come to talk with her and receive alms and food for the poor.
(c) They are pilgrims who come to visit her and talk about their pilgrimages, God, and the miracles they have seen.
(d) They are ascetics who come to persuade her that she should become like them.

2. 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 wants him to carry an icon around his neck to protect him in battle.
(c) She asks him to accept Mlle. Bourienne as her friend.
(d) She wants him to help her get away from their father.

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

4. 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) Andrew knows they will drink too much and associate with badly behaved women.
(b) It is after one o'clock in the morning.
(c) He likes to control the docile Pierre.
(d) He is jealous of Pierre's friends and their fun.

5. Who joins Nicholas for the wolf hunt?
(a) No one - he goes on it alone.
(b) Petya.
(c) Sonya, Natasha, and Petya.
(d) Natasha and Petya.

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

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

8. 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 annoyed.
(c) She is happy and excited.
(d) She is indifferent.

9. Princess Mary leaves her father's study after speaking with him about the Kuragins. What occurs very shortly after that?
(a) She discovers Anatole in the conservatory with his arm around Mlle. Bourienne.
(b) She goes to talk with Lise, asking her what married life is like.
(c) She goes to her room weeping in the knowledge that no one will ever want to marry such a plain young woman as she.
(d) She confides in Mlle. Bourienne that she thinks Anatole is handsome and hopes he will propose.

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

11. With great enthusiasm, Pierre has become a Freemason. What does he write in his diary regarding his pursuit of a more pure life?
(a) He wakes, reads the scriptures, and finds new ways of benefitting his fellow man.
(b) He reads the scriptures and goes about his days but slips back into his old habits.
(c) He wakes progressively later after drinking and eating to excess, and does nothing.
(d) He struggles to be a good Freemason but still finds the other Freemasons to be better.

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

13. 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 says he is glad Berg is direct and offers him 80,000 rubles in ready money.
(d) 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.

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

15. Princess Mary has her hair done in a different style for the guests. How does her father react to her?
(a) He tells her in front of them that he does not approve of it and never to do it again.
(b) He tells her that it is quite becoming.
(c) He pays no attention to it as he is not interested in such "feminine" things.
(d) He gets angry with her and tells her to leave his sight.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Prince Vasili hoping to achieve by helping Pierre with his duties?

2. 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?

3. Who is Ilagin?

4. When Murat sees the Russian forces gathering he thinks it is the entire Army. What does he do upon seeing this?

5. Andrew observes Prince Bagration in command. What does he notice about his methods of command?

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