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Dostoyevsky's The Christmas Tree and the Wedding: Summary & Analysis

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Yulian Mastakovich learns of a young girl's dowry while in attendance at a New Year's party in Dostoyevsky's ''The Christmas Tree and the Wedding.'' What does this lead him to do?

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1. What theme is emphasized in Dostoyevsky's ''The Christmas Tree and the Wedding''?

2. The wedding mentioned in Dostoyevsky's ''The Christmas Tree and the Wedding'' can be defined as what literary technique?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take a few minutes to answer the questions on this quiz to assess your knowledge of ''The Christmas Tree and the Wedding'' by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Some of the topics covered include the themes emphasized in the story and the literary technique used in the mention of the wedding.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to see how well you can:

  • Recall what Yulian Mastakovich does when he learns of a young girl's dowry
  • Recognize the theme being emphasized in the story
  • Identify the literary technique being used in the mention of the wedding
  • Name who Yulian Mastakovich is jealous of
  • Select the theme emphasized by the manner and worth of Christmas gifts distributed to children

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what Yulian Mastakovich does when he learns of the girl's dowry
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who Yulian Mastakovich is jealous of
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on ''The Christmas Tree and the Wedding''

Additional Learning

Check out the lesson called Dostoyevsky's ''The Christmas Tree and the Wedding'': Summary & Analysis to study this topic in further detail. You should be able to do the following once you finish this lesson:

  • Outline the group who is the center of attention at the Christmas party
  • Explain why the young boy knows he cannot play with the other children's presents
  • Discuss what the boy does when Yulian tries to kiss the girl
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