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The Bet

The Bet


by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The Bet: Then and Now True or False

1. How does the banker's life change over the fifteen years? -> he goes from rich to poor
2. What surprising thing does the lawyer do at the party? -> ups his own ante for the bet without asking for a matching ante
3. When the banker remembers that party fifteen years ago, he… -> wishes he'd never made that stupid bet
4. What works to the banker's advantage when he's trying to murder the lawyer? -> the prisoner is asleep
5. How does the lawyer change over the fifteen years? -> he now looks really muscular