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Fathers and Sons

Fathers and Sons


by Ivan Turgenev

Fathers and Sons: Because They Don’t Get Their Own Dance Quiz

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Q. Whom does Arkady ask his father if they can house?

A stray dog
Sam Kinison and Gilbert Gottfried, if they promise not to make too much noise
His friend Bazarov
A foreign exchange student
Q. With whom does Nikolai have a child?

A prostitute
His cousin
His wife, obviously
A former servant
Q. Bazarov is a nihilist, which is what?

Someone who is willing to question all of the thoughts and beliefs upheld by one’s society and government
Someone with violent and destructive tendencies
Someone who likes to act superior by using words that you don’t know
Someone who believes that he is existing on a higher plane than the rest of mankind
Q. What did Pavel used to be?

A woman, and a darn good-looking one at that
A captain in the army
A Romanian prince
A serf
Q. What is the issue about which Madame Kukshin is very passionate but which doesn’t interest Bazarov?

The struggles of the lower class
Whom everyone on the red carpet is wearing
The ethical treatment of animals
The ethical treatment of children
Women’s rights
Q. What happens when Bazarov declares his love to Anna?

She tells him that the feelings are mutual
She rejects him
She says, “A declaration of love to a virtual stranger - what do you think this is, a Russian novel?”
Q. Whom do Bazarov and Arkady visit?

A psychic
Bazarov’s parents
Arkady’s birth mother
Ilya Brimanovic. What? That sounds like a real name.
Q. For whom does Arkady realize he has feelings?

His mother, until he recalls that his story is not a Greek tragedy
Q. What happens in the duel between Bazarov and Pavel?

Bazarov kills Pavel
Pavel kills Bazarov
As it is only a duel of words, Bazarov has his feelings hurt, but Pavel hugs him and all is forgotten
Pavel shoots Bazarov in the arm
Bazarov shoots Pavel in the leg
Q. What is the cause of Bazarov’s death?

He dies as a result of the gunshot wound he received in the duel
He contracts a disease from one of his father’s patients
Since he was poisoned, stabbed, shot, hung, drawn and quartered, it’s hard to say exactly what it was that finished him off