Accept: 7.3 x 10-3
A. (10) The novel’s hero, Prince Myshkin, is perfectly generous and innocent, but his very goodness seems to bring disaster to the woman he wishes to save, Nastasya Filippovna.
English: The Idiot
B. (10) Based on the author’s affair with Apollinariya Suslova and the psychology of the activity referred to in the title, the novel was dictated in less than a month to meet a publisher’s deadline.
English: The Gambler
C. (10) Based on the author’s own experiences, it describes the paradoxical existence of decent people amid the brutality of a Siberian prison camp.
Answer: Zapiski iz Myortvogo Doma
English: The House of the Dead
A. (5) Following the Chesapeake-Leopard affair of 1807, this act barred American vessels from European ports, and caused some New Englanders to discuss secession from the Union.
Answer: Embargo Act (of 1807)
B. (10) This act, replacing the Embargo Act of 1807, was passed just three days before the end of Jefferson’s presidency, and reopened trade with all nations except England and France.