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The Brothers Karamazov

Fyodor Dostoevsky

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1. What is the verdict at Dmitri’s trial?

2. Which of the Karamazov brothers does Miusov help to raise?

3. Which character is the son of Stinking Lizaveta?

4. Why does Dmitri leave Katerina?

5. To whom does Alyosha become engaged?

6. What does Fyodor Pavlovich offer Grushenka if she chooses him over Dmitri?

7. Who tells Dmitri about Grushenka’s secret knock?

8. What does Kolya claim as his political affiliation?

9. Who brings Zuchka to Ilyusha’s bedside?

10. How does Christ respond to the Grand Inquisitor’s list of accusations?

11. What is the subject of Dmitri’s hallucination?

12. Which elder is Alyosha’s teacher?

13. What single injustice troubles Ivan most?

14. Who raises Smerdyakov?

15. Who introduces Alyosha to Grushenka?

16. Who exhibits the letter at Dmitri’s trial?

17. Who slams her own hand in the door?

18. What do the schoolboys chant after Alyosha’s speech at the funeral?

19. When and where does the Grand Inquisitor story take place?

20. Which of the following was an actual experience of Dostoevsky that influenced the writing of The Brothers Karamazov?

21. Who brings Grushenka to the town?

22. Who asks Alyosha to leave the monastery?

23. What does Madame Khokhlakov suggest when Dmitri asks her for a loan?

24. What is the subject of Ivan’s controversial essay?

25. Who kills Fyodor Pavlovich?

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