2002 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Tournament University of Michigan/Duke University

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3. For 10 points each, identify the following novels by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

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.

Answer: Idiot

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.

Answer: Igrok

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

4. Identify the following Jefferson-era trade laws for the stated number of points.

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.


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