quiz 2 - 1 What criteria do the two sisters(in the...

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1. What criteria do the two sisters (in the beginning of the story) use to judge each others’ lives? They were comparing their husbands and saying how one was a wealthy merchant in a town, and how great life was there. And Pahom’s wife was saying how they didn’t need that life, which being a peasant was just enough and you never have too little and can pay for the food. 2. What is Pahom’s response to the women’s chatter? And what does the Devil decide to do when he hears Pahóm boasting? That they didn’t need any of the town city stuff because they’re so busy planting since they were kids, and if he had more land, he wouldn’t be scared of the Devil himself. So the Devil, sitting behind the stove, put it to challenge by giving him the land. 3. How does Pahom change when he becomes a landowner? What is the common theme in his reactions to the ensuing news of various new and better lands? He starts getting mad at the peasants roaming his land now and started to take them to get them fined. Then he started to get bored with the land and when he bought
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