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Try to answer the questions as you carefully read through the book. 1. Who authored Crime and Punishment? When was it first published? 2. How does Sonya support her family? 3. What nightmare does Rakolnikov mistake for reality, even after waking? 4. What is the Crystal Palace? 5. Profiry Petrovich suspects that Raskolnikov may be the killer because he ___________________________________________________________________ 6. Raskolnikov is immediately opposed to his sister marrying who? Why? 7. Raskolnikov gets the ax from the ____________________, and he uses it to kill _________________________________ and _______________________________ 8. Sonya first visits Raskolnikov in order to invite him to what event? 9. Why is Dunya’s reputation sullied in her own hometown? 10. Marmeladov dies when he is ________________________________________ 11. Nikolai is...? 12. What Biblical story is Sonya ordered to read to Raskolnikov? 13. In Part III of Crime and Punishment, Raskolnikov is convinced that someone has evidence that he is the murderer. What event makes Raskolnikov think that there is evidence of his guilt? 14. Razumikhin proposes that he, Raskolnikov, and Dunya go into the ____________________ business. 15. After attempting to rape Dunya, Svidrigailov allows her to escape from his apartment. Why?
Answer Key: 1. Fyodor Dostoevsky; 1866 2. She works as a prostitute 3. Raskolnikov dreams that his landlady is being beaten by Ilya Petrovich 4. The name of the cafe where Raskolnikov and Zamyotov meet; Raskolnikov jokes about having killed Lizaveta and Alyona. 5. Faints while he is at the police station answering questions about the murder 6. Luzhin; he is afraid that she is only marrying him for financial reasons 7. Caretaker; Lizaveta; Alyona Ivanovna 8. A memorial dinner for her father 9. Because of rumors that she made improper advances toward Svidrigailov 10. Trampled under a horse-drawn carriage 11. The painter who eventually confesses to the murders 12. The story of Lazarus 13. A stranger confronts Raskolnikov, calling him a murderer 14. Publishing 15. He realizes that Dunya will never love him