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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Pierre approach the duel with Dolokhov?
(a) He is indifferent because he is too drunk to understand the possible consequences.
(b) He has never shot a pistol before but refuses to apologize.
(c) He is so distressed at the whole thing that he hopes he's shot.
(d) He is very confident that he will win as he is in the right.

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?
(a) 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.
(b) 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.
(c) At first he is unhappy and disinterested but Natasha's happiness piques his curiosity and later he is intrigued by her admiring the moon.
(d) 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.

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

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

5. Why does Prince Bolkonsky insist on teaching Mary geometry?
(a) He wants her to continue his work on his inventions.
(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 be an educated woman who is not just schooled in the arts.

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

7. What does Pierre do when he goes to St. Petersburg?
(a) He returns to his former behavior of debauchery and drunkenness.
(b) He stays in reading Thomas A Kempis, and joins the Freemasons.
(c) He goes to visit Bazdeev who is ill.
(d) He stays home fuming over his recent behavior in Moscow.

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

9. 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) She is angry that she will have to hold her head despite being embarrassed.
(c) She was upset that he might have been killed.
(d) Pierre is a fool to believe that Dolokhov was her lover, she merely likes his company

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

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

12. Who does Andrew hear and see shortly after the first shot before the action at Schon Grabern?
(a) Boris Drubetskoy.
(b) Captain Tushin.
(c) Nicholas.
(d) Napoleon.

13. Nicholas goes home on leave. How does he react to Sonya?
(a) He is struck by how pretty she is but feels estranged from her.
(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 pays no attention to her whatsoever as he has decided that he has grown past their childhood romance.

14. 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 pilgrims who come to visit her and talk about their pilgrimages, God, and the miracles they have seen.
(c) They are ascetics who come to persuade her that she should become like them.
(d) They are priests who come to talk with her and receive alms and food for the poor.

15. In the card game with Dolokhov and Nicholas, who wins and how much?
(a) Nicholas wins 4,300 rubles.
(b) Nicholas wins 43,000 rubles.
(c) Dolokhov wins 800,000 Rubles.
(d) Dolokhov wins 43,000 Rubles.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens with Prince Andrew during the battle at Austerlitz?

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

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

4. Natasha goes to her first grand ball. How does it go for her?

5. When Pierre goes to Anna Pavlovna's soiree, he is especially delighted to see...

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