Reading 095 Short Story Questions
Please answer the questions below carefully and completely. Most of these questions will not be able to
be answered with a single word, but will require explanation of your answer.
Questions for "The Beggar" by Anton Chekhov:
1. In what country do you believe this story takes place? Why do you think this?
2. Why is Skvortsow so angry at the beggar?
3. Define the word "condescend."
4. Why does Skvortsov give the beggar work?
5. How are the charity Skvortsov and Olga show the beggar the same?
6. How are the charity Skvortsov and Olga show the beggar different?
7. Who was a better role model, Skortsov or Olga? Why?
8. Have you ever met someone who made a great difference in your life? Explain who this person is and what the person did. This answer will require
at least one paragraph to answer.