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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who does Rostopchin allow the mob in front of his house to kill?
(b) Vereshchagin's father.
(d) A factory worker.
2. How does Kutuzov react when he hears that the French have left Moscow?
(a) He is pleased but still worried about upcoming battles.
(b) He thanks God and weeps.
(c) He is unusually angry that the Tsar and his staff have not had faith in him.
(d) He has expected it all along.
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. What happens to Mary when she is leaving Bogucharovo for Moscow?
(a) The peasants on the land whom Andrew has freed refuse to let her leave.
(b) Mlle. Bourienne persuades Mary to stay at Bogucharovo but the peasants do not want them there.
(c) The French enter the home and prevent her from leaving.
(d) The peasants on the land riot, destroy her carts and keep her and Mlle. Bourienne confined to the house.
5. How does Nicholas receive Mary when she comes to visit him, his mother and Sonya?
(a) He is happy to see her and to tell her of his and Sonya's engagement.
(b) He is very happy to see her and hopes to renew their acquaintance.
(c) He is moody and will not speak much with her.
(d) He is happy she has come to see his mother but is too busy to care otherwise.
6. What does Count Rostov say to Petya when he says he wants to join the army?
(a) He is embarrassed that this should cme up when they have dinner guests and flatly refuses to help him.
(b) He is sympathetic with his son's patriotism and goes to get a posting for him.
(c) He says that Petya is so young, his mother's milk is not yet dry on his lips.
(d) He begs him not to speak of it with the Countess as she will be very upset.
7. According Tolstoy, what errors did Napoleon make while he was in Moscow?
(a) He underestimated the strength of the Russian army and its ability to regroup.
(b) He should not have expected order from the inhabitants of Moscow
(c) He should have advanced on St. Petersburg and gathered up provisions for the winter.
(d) His errors did not occur in Moscow; they began before Napoleon entered the city.
8. How does Pierre react to Platon's illness when he is sitting by the birch tree?
(a) Perre is compassionate and wants to help Platon.
(b) Pierre knows Platon is sick, but knows he cannot help him.
(c) Pierre is afraid that he will catch the fever Platon has and leaves but then he feels guilty and goes back.
(d) Pierre does not want to go near Platon.
9. The French doctor, Metivier, goes to visit with the old Prince Bolkonsky. What is the result?
(a) As it is the old Prince's name day, he has so many visitors that he is unaware of his presence.
(b) The old prince becomes convinced that he is a spy and makes him leave.
(c) The old prince becomes quite friendly with him but then gets upset when he pays attention to Mlle. Bourienne.
(d) The old prince is delighted at his coming and spends the entire evening talking mostly to him.
10. How do the French react to the ringing of bells when they enter Moscow?
(a) They are pleased to hear them and think that services are still being held even though the city has been conquered.
(b) They are disturbed because they do not know the bells are ringing for vespers.
(c) They are joyful at such a pleasant sound thinking that the Russians are welcoming them.
(d) They are confused and wonder what the bells mean.
11. 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 Napoleon's adjutants who are extremely rude to him, and put him in a broken down shed to await Napoleon's arrival.
(b) 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.
(c) 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.
(d) He is met by Murat who is very pleasant with him and takes him to meet Napoleon.
12. Who arrives at the Rostov's home in Moscow after they have left?
(a) A cousin of the count's.
(d) A looting officer.
13. What does Kutuzov say to his troops at the end of his speech before the battle of Krasnoe?
(a) "But after all who asked them here? Serves them right, the bloody bastards!"
(b) None of the above.
(c) "I know you will all do your best for the Fatherland!"
(d) "They will leave Russia if we chase them or not!"
14. Who is Count Rostopchin?
(a) A general under Kutuzov sent to keep order in Moscow as the French advance.
(b) The governor of Moscow.
(c) A court official appointed by Alexander to get the aristocracy out of Moscow.
(d) A busybody who throws his weight around.
15. How does Napoleon regard Moscow before he and his troops enter the city?
(a) He regards it with deference but is determined to alter as many of its architectural flaws as possible.
(b) He looks upon it as a unique city but does not care if its barbaric architecture is saved or preserved.
(c) He is amazed at how crude and unlike European cities it is and wants to raze it and make it like a European city.
(d) He is struck by its strange beauty and unique architecture and wants to give its people a good government.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Napoleon react to Balashev when they first meet?
2. What brings about the change in Andrew in Yaroslavl?
3. When Pierre has difficulty getting on a horse to ride with a general, how does the staff react to the sight of him?
4. Why is Mary unsure about meeting Nicholas?
5. How does Nicholas react to Mary when he arrives at Bogucharovo?
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