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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. In Tolstoy's mathematical problem, what kind of animal is Achilles trying to catch up with?
2. What happens to Mary when she is leaving Bogucharovo for Moscow?
3. How does Napoleon regard Moscow before he and his troops enter the city?
4. What does Pierre find about himself while walking and when being still?
5. Who is the first to see the French at Ostrovna?
Short Essay Questions
1. When the French are marching with the prisoners, what does Pierre notice of himself when marching and when resting?
2. How does Pierre and Andrew's meeting before the battle of Borodino go?
3. Why do the French end up abandoning a city that was their emperor's goal in invading Russia?
4. How does the old prince behave toward Mary after his last stroke?
5. 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?
6. How does Sonya react to Natasha when she finds Anatole's letter to her?
7. Why is Kutuzov at odds with his generals while they are waiting for the French to leave Moscow?
8. Berg goes to the Rostov's as they are packing up to leave Moscow. Why does he go there?
9. How does Princess Mary react to Nicholas when he enters Andrew's home at Bogucharovo and how does he react to her?
10. While Moscow is being abandoned, what is everyone in St. Petersburg saying about Helene?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
Natasha goes pretty quickly from grieving for Andrew to falling in love with Pierre. What does this say about her character? Be specific.
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