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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What prevents Anatole from openly courting Natasha?
(a) Marya Dmitrievna dislikes the Kuragins and tells Natasha that she will not allow them in her home.
(b) Anatole is already married.
(c) Count Rostov is very protective of his daughter.
(d) Natasha's engagement to Prince Andrew.
2. What torments Natasha when she thinks about Andrew after his death?
(a) Her constantly telling him to sleep.
(b) None of the above.
(c) Her telling him that he would get better.
(d) What could have been and how her own folly ruined that.
3. What sort of man is Rostopchin?
(a) He is a bit brutal with a close eye on how people perceive his actions.
(b) He is a very cruel man who has no regard for anyone.
(c) He is a man who means well and is generally kind.
(d) He is a dutiful servant of the Tsar's.
4. After the end of the war, when does Pierre say he will go to St. Petersburg?
(a) He doesn't go.
(b) He will go in a few days.
(c) He doesn't know if he'll go or not.
(d) He go the day after he visits with Mary and Natasha.
5. How does Andrew react when he sees Natasha after they leave Moscow?
(a) He is angry that she has intruded on him.
(b) He is indifferent to her appearance.
(c) He had just awoken when he sees her and is irritated and confused.
(d) He is very happy to see her.
6. Why is Petya forbidden by his general to take part in Denisov's action when he sends Petya with a dispatch for him?
(a) Count Rostov has requested that Petya not be in action.
(b) During a previous action, instead of staying back Petya rides to the front of the line and fires a pistol twice.
(c) Petya disobeys orders and, through his recklessness, disrupts an important skirmish.
(d) Petya has disgraced himself with his generous but servile behavior with the rest of his regiment.
7. Who assists Anatole in his abduction of Natasha?
(a) Dolokhov and Helene.
(b) No one.
8. Why does Pierre leave St. Petersburg for Moscow?
(a) He is depressed living with Helene and goes to Moscow to get away from her.
(b) He goes there to attend to matters on his estate there.
(c) His carousing behavior is embarrassing to Helene, so she asks him to leave.
(d) Prince Andrew has come back from abroad and invites Pierre to visit him in Moscow.
9. How does Napoleon regard Moscow before he and his troops enter the city?
(a) He is struck by its strange beauty and unique architecture and wants to give its people a good government.
(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 regards it with deference but is determined to alter as many of its architectural flaws as possible.
10. What is Tolstoy's metaphor of the two fencers about?
(a) One fencer is the Russian army not abiding by the "rules" of combat.
(b) Alexander had believed all of Napoleon's promises and allied himself with France but then ordered his troops to fight.
(c) Napoleon entered Russia without declaring war.
(d) None of the above.
11. What does Natasha see happening to Mary in the future?
(a) She sees her marrying Pierre.
(b) She sees her living with her as a sister.
(c) She sees her marrying Nicholas.
(d) She has no thought for the future.
12. How does Pierre react to Platon's illness when he is sitting by the birch tree?
(a) Pierre is afraid that he will catch the fever Platon has and leaves but then he feels guilty and goes back.
(b) Perre is compassionate and wants to help Platon.
(c) Pierre does not want to go near Platon.
(d) Pierre knows Platon is sick, but knows he cannot help him.
13. Who is in the force which comes and liberates Pierre?
(a) All of the above.
14. What does Kutuzov ask Andrew to do after they speak of the old prince's death?
(a) He wants to send him to act as intermediary with Arakcheev.
(b) He wants to send him to the frontline of battle.
(c) He wants him to go to the Tsar to explain to him Kutuzov's plans.
(d) He wants him to stay with him on the staff.
15. Why does Nicholas go to Voronezh?
(a) To find food and other equipment for his regiment.
(b) To get fresh ammunition for his regiment.
(c) To get new horses for his regiment.
(d) To meet with the governor there with information from his commander.
Short Answer Questions
1. Pierre is shown a section of Revelations by one of his fellow Masons which corresponds with Napoleon. What does he find in reading it?
2. Who arrives at the Rostov's home in Moscow after they have left?
3. Why does Boris speed up his courting of Julie Karagina?
4. After the battle at Borodino, where does Pierre stay the night?
5. How does Kutuzov react to Lauriston's coming to see him to negotiate peace?
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