Tolstoy's God Sees the Truth But Waits: Symbolism & Analysis


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Which of the following pieces of information is the reader told first about Aksionov in ''God Sees the Truth, But Waits''?

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1. What does Aksionov realize by the end of the story in ''God Sees the Truth, But Waits''?

2. What does Aksionov's wife think that her dream about Aksionov's grey hair means in ''God Sees the Truth, But Waits''?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess what you know about God Sees the Truth, But Waits by Leo Tolstoy. Quiz topics include something the author reveals about Aksionov and what Aksionov realizes about himself at the story's conclusion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be covering the following points on the quiz/worksheet:

  • Symbolism associated with Aksionov's grey hair
  • His wife's dream about his hair in the story
  • People who know the truth about the man who was killed

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Tolstoy's short story God Sees the Truth, But Waits
  • Making connections - use your understanding of Aksionov's wife's dream in the story to explain how she interprets it
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the information the audience finds out about Aksionov

Additional Learning

For more on this short story, you can watch or read the accompanying lesson named Tolstoy's God Sees the Truth, But Waits: Symbolism & Analysis. Follow along with these topics listed below:

  • Grey hair in the Bible
  • Symbolism in the story's title
  • Details about the murder that happened
  • Aksionov's sentence