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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Natasha react when Anatole tells her he is in love with her?
(a) 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.
(b) She tells him not to say that; she is engaged and in love with another man.
(c) She is flattered and presses his hand.
(d) She is overcome with delight and says nothing except that she is already engaged.
2. What does Pierre find about himself while walking and when being still?
(a) He is indifferent to either and just does what he must to survive.
(b) His feet hurt, but when he marches the pain leaves.
(c) He finds that now he has no reason to afraid, for as Platon has said, "Suffer an hour, live for an age!"
(d) When he is marching he is afraid of the French killing a prisoner who can't keep up but when he stops, he feels more secure.
3. When Andrew goes to visit his family at Bald Hills, he begins to tell little Nicholas the story of Bluebeard and but then stops and begins to brood over something. What is he thinking about?
(a) He has no remorse for arguing with his father nor tender feeling for his son.
(b) He is thinking about how he will find Anatole and punish him.
(c) He is thinking about Natasha after a recent conversation with Mary which makes him irritable.
(d) He is thinking about how sad he is to leave Mary with his father.
4. What is wrong with the prisoner, Sokolov, who is terrified when the French start to march them all out of Moscow?
(a) He has fever, is dying, and knows he won't survive the march.
(b) He has dysentery and is afraid of being left alone in Moscow.
(c) He is terrified of the French as their demeanor changes when they are given orders to leave.
(d) He is badly wounded and knows he won't survive the march.
5. Balashev is sent to meet Napoleon with a letter from Alexander. Who does he meet before seeing Napoleon and how do the meetings go?
(a) He is met by Davout immediately but Davout is bored by him, thinks he has more pressing matters and makes him wait to see Napoleon.
(b) He is met by Napoleon's adjutants who are extremely rude to him, and put him in a broken down shed to await Napoleon's arrival.
(c) He is met by Murat who is very pleasant with him and takes him to meet Napoleon.
(d) He is first met by Murat who is very cordial with him. Then he meets with Davout who extremely rude to him and makes him wait.
6. How does Napoleon regard Moscow before he and his troops enter the city?
(a) He is amazed at how crude and unlike European cities it is and wants to raze it and make it like a European city.
(b) He looks upon it as a unique city but does not care if its barbaric architecture is saved or preserved.
(c) He regards it with deference but is determined to alter as many of its architectural flaws as possible.
(d) He is struck by its strange beauty and unique architecture and wants to give its people a good government.
7. What does Kutuzov ask Andrew to do after they speak of the old prince's death?
(a) He wants to send him to the frontline of battle.
(b) He wants him to go to the Tsar to explain to him Kutuzov's plans.
(c) He wants to send him to act as intermediary with Arakcheev.
(d) He wants him to stay with him on the staff.
8. How does Kutuzov's staff explain their plan to cut off the French on the road to Smolensk to him?
(a) They don't explain anything, but merely tell him they will abide by his request.
(b) They send an envelope with a blank piece of paper in it.
(c) They do not communicate with him, they just do it.
(d) They detail the plan heavily hoping that he will appreciate their military genius.
9. What sort of man is Rostopchin?
(a) He is a man who means well and is generally kind.
(b) He is a bit brutal with a close eye on how people perceive his actions.
(c) He is a dutiful servant of the Tsar's.
(d) He is a very cruel man who has no regard for anyone.
10. Why does Nicholas go to Voronezh?
(a) To meet with the governor there with information from his commander.
(b) To get new horses for his regiment.
(c) To get fresh ammunition for his regiment.
(d) To find food and other equipment for his regiment.
11. What prevents Anatole from openly courting Natasha?
(a) Anatole is already married.
(b) Natasha's engagement to Prince Andrew.
(c) Marya Dmitrievna dislikes the Kuragins and tells Natasha that she will not allow them in her home.
(d) Count Rostov is very protective of his daughter.
12. What does Bagration write to Arakcheev?
(a) He is apprising him of what is going on in the campaign.
(b) He wants Arakcheev to appoint a minister other than Barclay de Tolly.
(c) He requests that Arakcheev moves him from under Barclay de Tollys' command even if he is only to command a regiment.
(d) He wants to change the chain of command so that he is not subordinate to Barclay.
13. After the battle at Borodino, where does Pierre stay the night?
(a) He goes to one of his nearby estates.
(b) He sleeps in his carriage.
(c) He returns to Moscow that night.
(d) He sleeps in a field.
14. What does Napoleon say to Balashev after dinner about Alexander?
(a) He says that he will drive all of his enemies out and that they can go to Russia.
(b) He says he doesn't understand why Alexander has surrounded himself with Napoleon's personal enemies.
(c) All of the above.
(d) He notes that he is sitting in the same room Alexander had been in four days before as if to indicate his (Napoleon's) superiority.
15. How do the French react to the ringing of bells when they enter Moscow?
(a) They are disturbed because they do not know the bells are ringing for vespers.
(b) They are confused and wonder what the bells mean.
(c) They are joyful at such a pleasant sound thinking that the Russians are welcoming them.
(d) They are pleased to hear them and think that services are still being held even though the city has been conquered.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does little Nicholas appear at the end of the book?
2. What is Tolstoy's metaphor of the two fencers about?
3. Who does Rostopchin allow the mob in front of his house to kill?
4. How does Napoleon react to Balashev when they first meet?
5. Who pays special attention to Natasha at the opera with Maria Dmitrievna?
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