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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina


by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina: Shorter Than War and Peace. Barely. Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Anna Karenina? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. At the beginning of the book, why is Anna taking a train to visit her sister?

Because airplanes hadn’t been invented yet, dummy
Because she hasn’t seen her since they were children
Because her sister is having trouble with her marriage
Because their father has died
Q. What is one of the obstacles to Vronsky and Anna’s courtship?

A ladder made out of car tires
Anna hates Vronsky
Vronsky is already married
Anna is already married
Vronsky is only three years old and doesn’t get let out of day care until five
Q. Why is Vronsky’s mother against her son’s relationship with Anna?

Because Anna doesn’t come from a prominent family
Because it is interfering with her son’s military career
I believe the word she used was "slut"
Because she strongly believes that wedding vows are sacred
Q. What is Vronsky doing when he has an accident?

Watching a scary movie after drinking a 2-liter bottle of Pepsi
Spying through a window
Riding a horse
Polishing his gun
Q. What request of Anna’s does Karenin refuse?

To grant her a divorce
To move to Moscow
To give that whole tantric thing a try