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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Nicholas go to Voronezh?
(a) To get new horses 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 find food and other equipment for his regiment.
2. Why does Boris speed up his courting of Julie Karagina?
(a) His leave is ending and he is having trouble finding time to visit with her as he has so much to do.
(b) He is madly in love with her and fears if he doesn't propose quickly, he will lose the opportunity.
(c) His mother, Anna Mikhaylovna, tells him that Prince Vasili is trying to arrange a marriage between Julie and Anatole.
(d) He is madly in love with her and sees with each visit that she is increasingly receptive to his attentions.
3. How does Pierre react to his situation during the march out of Moscow when they stop on the first night?
(a) He is upset at the treatment given to the prisoners and tries to fight the soldiers.
(b) He moves off by himself and begins to laugh in amazement at his situation.
(c) He is frightened for the prisoners who are not strong enough to withstand such a march.
(d) He sees it as something he has to do and accepts it.
4. How is the death of Bagration received in St. Petersburg?
(a) Not much is said because everyone is sad about the death of Kutaysov.
(b) No one really is terribly upset as he had made himself terribly unpopular for expressing his frank opinion of Barclay de Tolly.
(c) As he is among three well-known and liked men who die in the same battle, he is mourned equally with them.
(d) Everyone is deeply grieved, as he has done so much for the war effort and all his troops loved him.
5. Why does Tolstoy think Napoleon started the war with Russia?
(a) He was afraid and angered by Russia allying itself with England.
(b) He was consumed with self-adulation and thought he would make a better nation if Russia is part of it
(c) He could not resist going to Dresden, he puts on a Polish uniform, and he frequently loses his temper.
(d) He wanted to unify Europe and since Russia close by, it became imperative to include it.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Nicholas meet with his squadron when seeking shelter at an inn from the rain?
2. What happens to Mary right after her father dies?
3. How does little Nicholas appear at the end of the book?
4. What does Kutuzov say to his troops at the end of his speech before the battle of Krasnoe?
5. Why is Petya forbidden by his general to take part in Denisov's action when he sends Petya with a dispatch for him?
Short Essay Questions
1. While Moscow is being abandoned, what is everyone in St. Petersburg saying about Helene?
2. What is Tolstoy's view of Count Rostopchin's actions in Moscow immediately preceding the arrival of the French?
3. Where does Pierre go after Borodino and how has he reacted to the battle?
4. What does Tolstoy say changes in the nature of war when the French move from Smolensk to Moscow?
5. How does Helene resolve her dilemma over which of her two suitors she should marry?
6. What happens with Pierre after the reading of the Tsar's letter asking for money, serfs and equipment?
7. Berg goes to the Rostov's as they are packing up to leave Moscow. Why does he go there?
8. How does the old prince behave toward Mary after his last stroke?
9. Why is Davout so rude to Balashev when he goes to meet with Napoleon?
10. How does Tolstoy view the causes of historical events (this is described while the French are in Moscow and the Russians are waiting in Tarútino for a good opportunity to attack)?
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