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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. What happens to Mary when she is leaving Bogucharovo for Moscow?
(a) The peasants on the land riot, destroy her carts and keep her and Mlle. Bourienne confined to the house.
(b) The French enter the home and prevent her from leaving.
(c) Mlle. Bourienne persuades Mary to stay at Bogucharovo but the peasants do not want them there.
(d) The peasants on the land whom Andrew has freed refuse to let her leave.
2. What happens when Count Orlov-Denisov and his Cossacks try to engage the French?
(a) They engage the French and smash up the division separated from the rest of the French army.
(b) They arrive where the French are supposed to be but the entire army has joined them and the count looses most of his Cossacks.
(c) They fail to surprise the French as the informer is an impostor who has led them into a trap.
(d) They are successful at engaging the French but once the Cossacks take prisoners and collect valuable booty, they won't continue the fight.
3. What has caused Helene's illness?
(a) She has angina pectoris.
(b) She has contracted an illness from her reckless behavior with men.
(c) The "inconvenience" of having married two men.
(d) She has taken too much of a certain drug.
4. Shortly after Natasha's recovery from her illness, why does Pierre decide not to visit with the Rostovs anymore?
(a) He is angry of Natasha's continued love for Andrew when Andrew refuses to forgive her.
(b) He realizes that he is in love with Natasha and is made uncomfortable by her attentions to him.
(c) Countess Rostova tells him that Natasha is only happy when he is around.
(d) He becomes occupied in joining the army and cannot spend time with them.
5. What brings about the change in Andrew in Yaroslavl?
(a) His wound is not improving and infection has set in. He is frequently delirious.
(b) He dreams of trying to close a door on death and fails. He no longer fears death.
(c) He has gangrene and it weakens him so much that he cannot fight it any longer.
(d) He gives up on the unpleasant struggle to live as his life has been so painful.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Pierre react to his situation during the march out of Moscow when they stop on the first night?
2. When Pierre goes to see Andrew after his return from his cure, who is Andrew talking about and what does he say before and immediately after their greeting?
3. Where do the wounded soldiers go when everyone is leaving Moscow before the French arrive?
4. How does Kutuzov react when he hears that the French have left Moscow?
5. Who does the countess first begin to talk to just before she begins to weep after Petya's death?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Pierre and Andrew's meeting before the battle of Borodino go?
2. 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)?
3. When the French are marching with the prisoners, what does Pierre notice of himself when marching and when resting?
4. What change does Pierre notice in the French soldiers guarding him and other prisoners when they are leaving Moscow and how does he regard it?
5. Where does Pierre go after Borodino and how has he reacted to the battle?
6. How does Sonya react to Natasha when she finds Anatole's letter to her?
7. How does the old prince behave toward Mary after his last stroke?
8. How does Pierre comfort Natasha after she tries to kill herself and how does she regard his words?
9. What happens to Pierre after he is taken prisoner by the French after meeting with Davout?
10. How does Tolstoy view the war and its causes?
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