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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Kutuzov's staff explain their plan to cut off the French on the road to Smolensk to him?
(a) They send an envelope with a blank piece of paper in it.
(b) They detail the plan heavily hoping that he will appreciate their military genius.
(c) They do not communicate with him, they just do it.
(d) They don't explain anything, but merely tell him they will abide by his request.
2. Who does Maria Dmitrievna warn Natasha against?
(a) the old Prince.
(d) Princess Mary.
3. Shortly after Natasha's recovery from her illness, why does Pierre decide not to visit with the Rostovs anymore?
(a) He becomes occupied in joining the army and cannot spend time with them.
(b) He is angry of Natasha's continued love for Andrew when Andrew refuses to forgive her.
(c) He realizes that he is in love with Natasha and is made uncomfortable by her attentions to him.
(d) Countess Rostova tells him that Natasha is only happy when he is around.
4. According Tolstoy, what errors did Napoleon make while he was in Moscow?
(a) He should have advanced on St. Petersburg and gathered up provisions for the winter.
(b) He underestimated the strength of the Russian army and its ability to regroup.
(c) He should not have expected order from the inhabitants of Moscow
(d) His errors did not occur in Moscow; they began before Napoleon entered the city.
5. What does Bagration write to Arakcheev?
(a) He is apprising him of what is going on in the campaign.
(b) He wants to change the chain of command so that he is not subordinate to Barclay.
(c) He wants Arakcheev to appoint a minister other than Barclay de Tolly.
(d) He requests that Arakcheev moves him from under Barclay de Tollys' command even if he is only to command a regiment.
6. Why is Mary unsure about meeting Nicholas?
(a) She is in deep mourning for her father.
(b) She is in deep mourning for her father and is also conflicted about him.
(c) She is ashamed of the temptation that he causes her to feel.
(d) She is aware of his shameless flirtations with married women.
7. Why does Nicholas go to Voronezh?
(a) To find food and other equipment for his regiment.
(b) To meet with the governor there with information from his commander.
(c) To get fresh ammunition for his regiment.
(d) To get new horses for his regiment.
8. What happens when Count Orlov-Denisov and his Cossacks try to engage the French?
(a) They engage the French and smash up the division separated from the rest of the French army.
(b) They are successful at engaging the French but once the Cossacks take prisoners and collect valuable booty, they won't continue the fight.
(c) They fail to surprise the French as the informer is an impostor who has led them into a trap.
(d) They arrive where the French are supposed to be but the entire army has joined them and the count looses most of his Cossacks.
9. Who arrives at the Rostov's home in Moscow after they have left?
(a) A looting officer.
(c) A cousin of the count's.
10. How long did the French and Russians not engage in battle after Borodino?
(a) Five weeks.
(b) Five months.
(c) Five days.
(d) Four weeks.
11. How does Nicholas receive Mary when she comes to visit him, his mother and Sonya?
(a) He is moody and will not speak much with her.
(b) He is very happy to see her and hopes to renew their acquaintance.
(c) He is happy to see her and to tell her of his and Sonya's engagement.
(d) He is happy she has come to see his mother but is too busy to care otherwise.
12. When Pierre goes to see Andrew after his return from his cure, who is Andrew talking about and what does he say before and immediately after their greeting?
(a) He is discussing Speranski and how so much of what he did was not really useful.
(b) He is discussing Bagration and that he is extremely valuable in his position.
(c) He is discussing Kutuzov and that he has the interests of Russia foremost in his decisions.
(d) He is discussing Speranski and says that he has done more good for Russia than anyone else.
13. How does Natasha react when Anatole tells her he is in love with her?
(a) She is flattered and presses his hand.
(b) She tells him not to say that; she is engaged and in love with another man.
(c) She is uncomfortable at his lack of propriety, and questions how he could be in love with someone he's only just met the day before.
(d) She is overcome with delight and says nothing except that she is already engaged.
14. When Pierre has difficulty getting on a horse to ride with a general, how does the staff react to the sight of him?
(a) They laugh at him.
(b) They are amused at his size but also impressed with the civilian who wants to see the war.
(c) They are annoyed at first but when they see his determination to continue, they are impressed.
(d) They are derisive and unpleasant about his presence.
15. Who pays special attention to Natasha at the opera with Maria Dmitrievna?
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does the countess first begin to talk to just before she begins to weep after Petya's death?
2. At Borodino, Andrew is with his regiment. What are they doing and what happens to them?
3. Natasha receives a letter. What does it say and who is it from?
4. Who assists Anatole in his abduction of Natasha?
5. Where do the wounded soldiers go when everyone is leaving Moscow before the French arrive?
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