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Question 1: Before World War I, Bunin traveled in ________, Palestine, Egypt, and Turkey, and these travels left their mark on his writing.
MalaysiaPakistanSri LankaMaldives

Question 2: The best known of his translations is Longfellow's "________" for which Bunin was awarded the Pushkin Prize in 1903.
The Song of HiawathaHiawatha's Rabbit HuntMinneapolisEdmonia Lewis

Question 3: From 1895, Bunin divided his time between ________ and Saint Petersburg.

Question 4: There, he published his diary The Accursed Days, which voiced his aristocratic aversion to the ________ regime.
BolshevikVladimir LeninMenshevikRussian Social Democratic Labour Party

Question 5: Bunin died of a heart attack in a ________ attic flat, while his invaluable book of reminiscences on Chekhov was still unfinished.
MarseilleÉvry, EssonneVersaillesParis

Question 6: He also had a more distant relationship with Maxim Gorky and ________.
Mikhail BakuninPeter KropotkinNestor MakhnoLeo Tolstoy

Question 7: Bunin left Moscow after the revolution in 1917, moving to ________.
OdessaKievUkraineOdessa Oblast

Question 8: He married the daughter of a ________ revolutionary in 1898, but the marriage ended in divorce, their only child died at the age of five.
GreeksGreeceGreek diasporaGreek language

Question 9: In 1889, he followed his brother to ________, where he became a government clerk, assistant editor of a local paper, librarian, and court statistician.
LvivKievKharkiv OblastKharkiv

Question 10: He spent the winters from 1912 to 1914 on ________ with Gorky.

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