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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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 offers him 30,000 rubles in cash and 50,000 rubles as a note of hand.
(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.

4. 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.

5. 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 struggles to be a good Freemason but still finds the other Freemasons to be better.
(b) He wakes progressively later after drinking and eating to excess, and does nothing.
(c) He reads the scriptures and goes about his days but slips back into his old habits.
(d) He wakes, reads the scriptures, and finds new ways of benefitting his fellow man.

6. Who does Andrew stay with when he goes to Brunn?
(a) General Schmidt.
(b) Prince Hippolyte Kuragin.
(c) Bilibin.
(d) The Emperor Francis.

7. Natasha goes into the conservatory to hide when her family is first introduced. What is she waiting for?
(a) She waits for Boris to follow her.
(b) She's waiting for Nicholas to follow Sonya so that she can see what they do.
(c) She's waiting for the guests to leave.
(d) She isn't waiting; she is merely hiding from her friends.

8. Why does Anna Mikhaylovna want to take Boris to visit Pierre's father, Count Bezuhov?
(a) She wants to ask Pierre's father to lend her money.
(b) She wants Boris personally to thank Prince Vasili, a close relative of Pierre's father, who is also there to see the Count.
(c) She hopes that Pierre's father is well enough to acknowledge Boris if only in his Will.
(d) She wants Boris to meet the Count.

9. 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 sees her as a bit more grown up but he only visits out of gratitude to the Rostovs.
(d) He is struck by how pretty she is and wants to propose.

10. After the affair of the stolen money, why is Nicholas ordered to apologize to his regiment?
(a) He's been caught with the money.
(b) His accusing a fellow officer of theft could disgrace his regiment.
(c) He is being used as an example for other troublemakers.
(d) His commanding officer wants to humble him as he thinks he's too proud.

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

12. Nicholas is told to give a message to the Tsar. What happens after that?
(a) He goes to deliver it , hears the Tsar has been wounded, but later finds him alone in the middle of a field unhurt.
(b) He hears that the Tsar has been killed so he goes to deliver it to Kutuzov.
(c) He delivers it to the Tsar who recognizes him and asks Nicholas what the state of battle is.
(d) He goes to deliver it, hears the Tsar has been killed, and rides back to find his squadron.

13. Nichols has returned to his regiment. How does the regiment respond to his arrival and how does he react?
(a) They all run to greet him and he feels as happy as he did at home with his family.
(b) They all are starving and irritable and he is frustrated at the thought of having no provisions.
(c) They are all busy but he is happy to be back with them.
(d) They are all starving and he is happy to have brought provisions to share with them.

14. Natasha goes to her first grand ball. How does it go for her?
(a) At first she doesn't dance but after Andrew asks her, she dances all night.
(b) She is extremely excited and thrilled but is soon disappointed that no one asks her to dance.
(c) She finds she does not really like such large gatherings.
(d) She is excited to see all the beautiful people but doesn't want to dance.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Count Rostov do when his wife asks him for a large sum of money, 500 rubles?

2. How does Andrew react when he sees Lise after the birth of their son?

3. Andrew receives a letter from Bilibin. How does he react to it?

4. How does Count Rostov react when he hears about Nicholas' card game?

5. Prince Nicholas Bolkonsky believes in only two vices and two virtues. What are they?

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