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Here's a quiz that mixes some lesser known works with the titles more commonly found on required reading lists. How deep does your literary knowledge run?

21. In which novel by Leo Tolstoy does this character appear?

Prince Andrei Bolkonsky seeks to overcome his sense of the worthlessness of life and he enlists in the army, but when he is disillusioned about war, he returns to his previous nihilism.

Prince Andrei Bolkonsky seeks to overcome his sense of the worthlessness of life and he enlists in the army, but when he is disillusioned about war, he returns to his previous nihilism.

Prince Andrei Bolkonsky seeks to overcome his sense of the worthlessness of life and he enlists in the army, but when he is disillusioned about war, he returns to his previous nihilism.

Prince Andrei Bolkonsky seeks to overcome his sense of the worthlessness of life and he enlists in the army, but when he is disillusioned about war, he returns to his previous nihilism.

An egotistical young man who is clearly a product of his generation, this character believes that suffering and death are not as horrible as having the power to inflict them. Contact with his withdrawn and friendless father gives him a cold, intellectual view of life.

The Kreutzer Sonata

 

Anna Karenina

 

War and Peace

 

Boyhood

 
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