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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. What happens to Mary right after her father dies?
2. What happens to Kutuzov after he sees the Tsar at Vilna?
3. Who does Andrew see in the hospital tent who is badly injured?
4. What happens to Mary when she is leaving Bogucharovo for Moscow?
5. How is Pierre feeling the first few days he is in Moscow before the French arrive?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do the French end up abandoning a city that was their emperor's goal in invading Russia?
2. Why is Kutuzov at odds with his generals while they are waiting for the French to leave Moscow?
3. How does Sonya react to Natasha when she finds Anatole's letter to her?
4. What does Tolstoy say changes in the nature of war when the French move from Smolensk to Moscow?
5. 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)?
6. In what state is Andrew when Natasha finds him traveling with her family out of Moscow, and what is his reaction to seeing her?
7. Why does Nicholas feel he cannot marry Mary?
8. 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?
9. Berg goes to the Rostov's as they are packing up to leave Moscow. Why does he go there?
10. How does Tolstoy view the war and its causes?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explore Sonya's character. Is she a generous person or is she selfish? How does Tolstoy change the reader's attitude about her?
Essay Topic 2
Prince Andrew reflects a great deal on the nature of War. Explore his views about it and explain how it carves his final attitude.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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