Short Story Quiz: The Chameleon

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16 Questions

Who is carrying a sieve full of confiscated gooseberries?

What is the man in the starched cotton shirt chasing in the timber-yard?

What is Otchumyelov wearing as he walks across the market square?

What does the dog do after being chased by the man in the timber-yard?

What does Otchumyelov do when he hears the sound of a dog yelping?

What do the open doors of the shops and taverns look like, according to the text?

What is the main reason for the commotion in the text?

Who is Otchumyelov referring to as 'gentry' in the text?

How does Hryukin react to being bitten by the dog?

What does the puppy's expression convey in the text?

What is Otchumyelov's initial reaction to the situation described?

What does Hryukin emphasize about his occupation when seeking compensation?

Why does Otchumyelov express his intention not to let the situation pass?

How does Otchumyelov describe the dog owner's behavior in the text?

'It's not even the law, your honour, that one should put up with it from a beast.' What does this statement imply?

What emotion is conveyed by Hryukin's coughing into his fist while recounting the incident?


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