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Fyodor Dostoevsky Quiz

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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Dostoyevsky’s literary works explore human psychology in the context of the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. He began writing in his 20s, and his first novel, Poor Folk, was published in when he was 25. His major works include Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and The Brothers Karamazov. His output consists of eleven novels, three novellas, seventeen short novels and numerous other works. Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature. His novella Notes From Underground is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature. – Wikipedia

Fyodor Dostoevsky Quiz Questions

(Dates are as per Gregorian calendar. Dostoevsky is also written as Dostoyevsky.)

1. When was Fyodor Dostoevsky born?
a) 28 January 1824
b) 15 May 1823
c) 23 August 1822
d) 11 November 1821

2. Where was Fyodor Dostoevsky born?
a) Sorochinsty
b) Moscow
c) Kiev
d) Poltova

3. When did Fyodor Dostoevsky write Poor Folk?
a) 1846
b) 1848
c) 1850
d) 1852

4. Where did Fyodor Dostoevsky undergo mock execution?
a) Tahrir Square
b) Red Square
c) Semyonovsky Square
d) Trafalgar Square

5. Which novel is based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s life in a Siberian prison?
a) Notes from the Underground
b) The Idiot
c) The House of the Dead
d) The Eternal Husband

6. Which book of Fyodor Dostoevsky was published in 1866?
a) White Nights
b) The Possessed
c) Bobok
d) Crime and Punishment

7. Whom did Fyodor Dostoevsky hire as a stenographer and later marry?
a) Anna Snitkina
b) Netochka Nezvanova
c) Appolinariya Suslova
d) Natasya Filippovna

8. When was The Brothers Karamazov published?
a) 1876
b) 1881
c) 1874
d) 1884

9. When did Fyodor Dostoevsky die?
a) 9 February 1881
b) 28 June 1888
c) 11 September 1893
d) 31 December 1900

10. Where did Fyodor Dostoevsky die?
a) Sochi
b) Volgograd
c) St. Petersburg
d) Sveaborg

Fyodor Dostoevsky Quiz Questions with Answers

1. When was Fyodor Dostoevsky born?
d) 11 November 1821

2. Where was Fyodor Dostoevsky born?
b) Moscow

3. When did Fyodor Dostoevsky write Poor Folk?
a) 1846

4. Where did Fyodor Dostoevsky undergo mock execution?
c) Semyonovsky Square

5. Which novel is based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s life in a Siberian prison?
c) The House of the Dead

6. Which book of Fyodor Dostoevsky was published in 1866?
d) Crime and Punishment

7. Whom did Fyodor Dostoevsky hire as a stenographer and later marry?
a) Anna Snitkina

8. When was The Brothers Karamazov published?
b) 1881

9. When did Fyodor Dostoevsky die?
a) 9 February 1881

10. Where did Fyodor Dostoevsky die?
c) St. Petersburg

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