How well do you know Dostoyevsky?

Especially for lovers of the Russian literature! Our today’s quiz is dedicated to Dostoyevsky’s life and work. Good luck!

How well do you know Dostoyevsky?

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Question 1
Fyodor Dostoyevsky was born in
A
Moscow
B
Saint Petersburg
C
Novosibirsk
D
Odessa
Question 2
Which is NOT a Dostoyevsky's work
A
The Idiot
B
The Brothers Karamazov
C
The Queen of Spades
D
Demons
Question 3
What did Doskoyevsky study?
A
journalism
B
engineering
C
philosophy
D
art
Question 4
His first novel was called
A
The Double
B
White Nights
C
Netochka Nezvanova
D
Poor Folk
Question 5
Dostoyevsky was exiled to
A
Alaska
B
The Russian Far East
C
Siberia
D
The Caucasus
Question 6
He was addicted to
A
drugs
B
gambling
C
alcohol
D
smoking
Question 7
The name of the main character of "The Idiot" is
A
Myshkin
B
Raskolnikov
C
Karamazov
D
Stavrogin
Question 8
In his novel "Crime and Punishment" Raskolnikov kills the old lady with a(n)
A
knife
B
rifle
C
pistol
D
axe
Question 9
How many Karamazov brothers are there in the novel?
A
two
B
three
C
four
D
five
Question 10
"Demons" is
A
one of the first Dostoyevsky's novels
B
is one of the most politically-charged novels
C
was published after the revolution
D
was never filmed
Question 11
Dostoyevsky suffered from
A
shizofrenia
B
cancer
C
epilepsy
D
asthma
Question 12
The most well-known Dostoyevsky's speech is
A
The Speech in Honor of Pushkin
B
The Speech in Honor of Tolstoy
C
The Speech in Honor of Alexandre II
D
The Speech in Honor of Lomonosov
Question 13
"Crime and Punishment" was first filmed in the Soviet Union
A
in 1980
B
in 1969
C
in 1935
D
in 1943
Question 14
During his life, Dostoyevsky's political views changed
A
from socialism to communism
B
from socialism to conservatism
C
from conservatism to socialism
D
from communism to socialism
Question 15
Dostoyevsky was married
A
Once
B
Twice
C
Three times
D
Four times
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4 thoughts on “How well do you know Dostoyevsky?

  1. Thomas Beavitt says:

    Question 9 – Highly subjective! Does one automatically exclude from the term “brother” those siblings and half-siblings who are conceived “illegitimately”?

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