Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky: Summary & Analysis


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Rodya plans to murder the pawnbroker Alyona Ivanovna because __________.

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1. In Crime and Punishment, Marmeladov is a man who _________.

2. When Rodya commits the murder, he ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment can be interpreted many ways. You'll be asked questions about the novel's primary characters, story and criticism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To successfully pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Know why Rodya plans to murder Ivanovna
  • Understand who Marmeladov is
  • Determine what Rodya does while committing murder
  • Describe Sonya's reaction to Rodya's confession
  • Assess why liberal critics criticized Rodya's characterization

Skills Practiced

You'll use the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Rodya to understand why he wants to kill Ivanovna
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the manner in which Sonya reacts to Rodya's murder confession
  • Critical thinking - apply your understanding of Rodya and assess why liberal-minded critics criticized his characterization

Additional Learning

For more insight into this novel, read the related lesson called Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky: Summary & Analysis. The lesson will help you:

  • Understand why readers may have difficulty reading Crime and Punishment
  • Identify the journal Crime and Punishment was originally published in
  • Learn about different interpretations of the novel