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The Bet

The Bet

by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The Bet: Quotes (What Was Said) True or False

1. Who says that the State is not God?→the banker
2. The lawyer claims that what is an example of humans overvaluing material things?→thinking frogs growing on trees is awesome
3. What's the banker's reason for thinking the death penalty is better than life imprisonment?→he just assumes that spending life in prison means dying slowly
4. The banker urges the lawyer to reconsider the bet because…→two million rubles will have way less buying power in fifteen years
5. What does the banker think will happen once the lawyer is free?→the lawyer will never lead a normal life

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