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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Helene's mother react to her attempt to get divorced?
(a) She is happy for her.
(b) She is upset at first but later determines that Helene is right.
(c) She is furious as she has wanted to do the same.
(d) She is unhappy but hopes Pierre will give her a lot of money.
2. What happens to Mary right after her father dies?
(a) The peasants on the land riot and keep her and Mlle. Bourienne confined to the house.
(b) The French enter the home and prevent her from leaving.
(c) The peasants on the land whom Andrew has freed refuse to let her leave for Moscow.
(d) Mlle. Bourienne persuades Mary to stay at Bogucharovo, but the peasants do not want them there.
3. 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 is unusually angry that the Tsar and his staff have not had faith in him.
(c) He thanks God and weeps.
(d) He has expected it all along.
4. What brings about the change in Andrew in Yaroslavl?
(a) He gives up on the unpleasant struggle to live as his life has been so painful.
(b) He has gangrene and it weakens him so much that he cannot fight it any longer.
(c) His wound is not improving and infection has set in. He is frequently delirious.
(d) He dreams of trying to close a door on death and fails. He no longer fears death.
5. Why does Kutuzov need to worry about his staff when the Tsar writes to rebuke him in early October?
(a) Some of his staff members are trying to discredit him to the Tsar.
(b) All of the above.
(c) Some of his staff members are more interested in glory than in preserving Russia and the army.
(d) He has lost staff members, namely Prince Bagration and Barclay de Tolly.
6. How does Natashsa physically and emotionally react to her mother's grief over Petya?
(a) She is pulled back into life in both ways.
(b) She is emotionally resentful but does what she can to help her mother.
(c) She is roused back into the world, but neglects her health and grows thinner.
(d) She purely wants to be left alone.
7. How does Nicholas react to Mary when he arrives at Bogucharovo?
(a) He is struck by her eyes and sees this as a romantic situation.
(b) He is sorry for her.
(c) He is embarrassed for intruding on her mourning.
(d) He is too busy to think about her.
8. What happens to Kutuzov after he sees the Tsar at Vilna?
(a) He is sent by the Tsar to act as ambassador to France.
(b) He dies.
(c) He leaves Russia to retire in a sunny place.
(d) He goes home and writes his memoirs.
9. What does Pierre do when he goes out into the streets of Moscow to find Napoleon?
(a) He gets into a dispute with some looting soldiers and is taken prisoner.
(b) He rescues a small child and then a young woman.
(c) He attacks some French soldiers with his dagger.
(d) He gets into a fight with several looters.
10. Who is in the force which comes and liberates Pierre?
(b) All of the above.
11. What happens to Petya when he goes with Dolokhov to attack the French?
(a) His horse stumbles on a coal and he falls, breaking his neck.
(b) He is shot in the head and falls from his horse.
(c) He obeys Denisov and tries to stay back.
(d) He is attacked by French soldiers and cut down with a saber.
12. Who assists Anatole in his abduction of Natasha?
(b) No one.
(d) Dolokhov and Helene.
13. 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 begs him not to speak of it with the Countess as she will be very upset.
(c) He says that Petya is so young, his mother's milk is not yet dry on his lips.
(d) He is sympathetic with his son's patriotism and goes to get a posting for him.
14. Why does Tolstoy think Napoleon started the war with Russia?
(a) He could not resist going to Dresden, he puts on a Polish uniform, and he frequently loses his temper.
(b) He was afraid and angered by Russia allying itself with England.
(c) He wanted to unify Europe and since Russia close by, it became imperative to include it.
(d) He was consumed with self-adulation and thought he would make a better nation if Russia is part of it
15. What sort of man is Rostopchin?
(a) He is a man who means well and is generally kind.
(b) He is a very cruel man who has no regard for anyone.
(c) He is a bit brutal with a close eye on how people perceive his actions.
(d) He is a dutiful servant of the Tsar's.
Short Answer Questions
1. What torments Natasha when she thinks about Andrew after his death?
2. Why does Pierre leave St. Petersburg for Moscow?
3. How does Kutuzov's staff explain their plan to cut off the French on the road to Smolensk to him?
4. What does Pierre find about himself while walking and when being still?
5. How is Pierre feeling the first few days he is in Moscow before the French arrive?
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