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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Andrew observes Prince Bagration in command. What does he notice about his methods of command?
2. What do Anna Mikhaylovna, Prince Vasili and Catiche argue about outside of the old Count's room?
3. Vera and Berg hold their first party. Who comes?
4. Prince Andrew goes to the Rostovs' as Count Rostov is the Marshal for the district and he must see him on account of his being trustee of the Ryazan estate. How does he react to being with the Rostov's from beginning to end?
5. What does Pierre do when he goes to St. Petersburg?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens with Andrew at the war council and what leads up to it?
2. What goes through Andrew's mind during the New Years Eve ball?
3. What makes Nicholas decide to go home on leave just after Natasha's engagement?
4. How does Pierre follow up with his attempts at self-purification and how does he view his fellow Masons?
5. Why does the old Prince insist that Andrew delay his marriage for a year?
6. What happens between Bazdeev and Pierre at the post station?
7. Why is Tushin called in to speak to Bagration and what is the result of his interview?
8. Why does Nicholas feel troubled on seeing the Tsar with Napoleon?
9. How does Andrew react to his trip to Brunn?
10. How does the old prince react to Lise's death and why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Is Andrew is reckless of his personal safety, or does he have delusions of grandeur? What motivates him at Borodino? Prince Andrew reflects a great deal on the nature of war and any role he might have in it. Explore his views about it and if they indicate that he is one or the other. Explore what leads up to Borodino and what follows in defending your argument.
Essay Topic 2
Sonya and Mary: Nicholas is drawn to them both. Why? Explore the differences between the two, how they change through the book and how Nicholas' viewpoint changes and why.
Essay Topic 3
Count Rostov is a very likable character throughout the book but like all the main characters, he undergoes change. What are the flaws in him that lead to how he is in the end and what brings about his change?
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