The Ultimate
The Death of Ivan Ilych
Book Quiz

Question 1 of 14

What body part does Gerasim support for Ivan?

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Head
  • Back

Question 2 of 14

What feeling does Ivan feel strongly as he dies?

  • Joy
  • Sadness
  • Longing
  • Nothing

Question 3 of 14

What dream does Ivan have frequently near his death?

  • A dream about a black sack
  • A dream about dying
  • A dream about his son
  • A dream about his past

Question 4 of 14

What realization does Ivan have the moment he dies?

  • His life was artificial
  • His life was meaningless
  • His life wasn't a good one
  • He was not a good man

Question 5 of 14

What does Ivan realize about his life?

  • The farther back in his life, the more joy there was
  • The farther back in his life, the less joy there was
  • The farther forward he looks in his life, the more joy he has
  • His life never contained joy

Question 6 of 14

Who does Ivan feel are the only ones who understand him?

  • Gerasim and Vasya
  • Praskovya and Gerasim
  • Vasya and Praskovya
  • No one

Question 7 of 14

How does Ivan's wife feel about her husband's illness?

  • She is not interested in it or him
  • She calls for the best doctors to care for him
  • She never leaves his side
  • She sends him away to a hospital

Question 8 of 14

What does Ivan injure while hanging drapes?

  • His side
  • His head
  • His leg
  • His arm

Question 9 of 14

What game does Ivan develop a love for?

  • Bridge
  • Solitaire
  • Cricket
  • Chess

Question 10 of 14

Where does Ivan finally land a high paying job?

  • St. Petersburg
  • Moscow
  • A university town
  • Volgograd

Question 11 of 14

How does Ivan feel towards his family?

  • He is formal to them
  • He loves them more than anything
  • He can't stand to be around them
  • He wishes he never had a family

Question 12 of 14

What was Ivan's job?

  • Judge
  • Doctor
  • Professor
  • Engineer

Question 13 of 14

What does Gerasim say at Ivan's funeral?

  • Everyone dies someday
  • Ivan will be missed
  • Funerals are always a sad occassion
  • Time to move along

Question 14 of 14

Who are all the people in the room when Peter tells them Ivan died?

  • Ivan's co-workers
  • Ivan's family
  • Ivan's friends
  • People in the accident with Ivan

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