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TEST 2

_____ 1. Symbols of the guilt which weighs heavily upon Raskolnikov are the

A. wooden and copper crosses which the pawnbroker wore
B. bloody socks he is forced to wear
C. keys which he stole from the old woman's pocket

_____ 2. Raskolnikov's fainting spell at the police station was brought on by the

A. persistent need to confess
B. fear of the intellect of the police chief
C. smell of fresh paint

_____ 3. Raskolnikov continually associates crime with

A. punishment
B. disease
C. passion

_____ 4. Raskolnikov's empathy with the downtrodden and rejected is underscored by his

A. prior engagement to a sick and ugly girl
B. efforts to raise funds for Marmeladov's funeral
C. letter to the newspaper editor

_____ 5. Raskolnikov's crime is ironic in that

I. it has chained him rather than freed him
II. he makes no use of the money he stole
III. it was inevitable that he would be caught

A. I and II only
B. I and III only
C. II and III only


_____ 6. According to Raskolnikov's theory, the extraordinary man is allowed to commit a crime because he

A. is free from conscience
B. has no fear of the law
C. is extraordinary

_____ 7. At least ten times in the novel, Raskolnikov is prepared to

A. commit violence
B. confess
C. intellectualize the validity of his theory

_____ 8. Raskolnikov asked Sonia to read to him the Bible story of

A. Jesus and the fallen woman
B. the raising of Lazarus
C. Judas' betrayal of Jesus

_____ 9. Raskolnikov identifies with Sonia because

A. they have both transgressed against life
B. her crime is as serious as his
C. salvation is denied to both of them

_____ 10. Svidrigailov commits suicide after

A. his showdown with Raskolnikov
B. his dream about a little girl
C. he learns of Raskolnikov's confession

11. The problem of crime and punishment has troubled people throughout history. Although Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment takes place in 19th- century Russia, do his ideas have universal significance? Give examples that support your opinion.

12. Crime and Punishment is a novel of nightmares. Some are real and some are dreamed. Show how the dreams reveal the truth to their dreamers. Use examples from the novel.

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