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The Death of Ivan Ilych

The Death of Ivan Ilych


by Leo Tolstoy

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Q. Why does Peter attend Ivan’s wake?

Because what else are you going to do on a Friday night?
Because he cared about him deeply
Because Ivan’s father told him it would mean a great deal to him
Because he felt obligated to do so
Q. Where do Peter and Schwartz go after the service?

To a church
To a card game
To a bridge
To another wake. These guys just can’t get enough.
Q. Why does the narrator say that Ivan’s life was terrible?

His life was simple and ordinary
He was never in love
He lived in Lubbock, Texas
He was estranged from his children
Q. What did Ivan study in school?

Home Ec. Boy, could that man sew on a patch.
Orchestral Kazoo
Q. When does Ivan’s marriage start to go downhill?

When he meets Schwartz
When he puts the ring on her finger
When Praskovya becomes pregnant
When he starts having an affair