Questions and Answers: Chapters 9-10
1. Who is Bosoy?
2. How much does Koroviev pay to rent apartment 50?
3. What does Rimsky think of the black magic show?
4. What does Varenukha hear when he calls the Likhodeev apartment?
5. Why does Varenukha stop on his way to deliver the telegrams?
1. Bosoy is the “chairman of the tenants’ association of no. 302-bis on Sadovaya Street in Moscow,” Berlioz’s former residence.
2. Koroviev pays five thousand rubles to rent apartment 50.
3. He completely dislikes the black magic show and is “surprised he’s been allowed to present it.”
4. Varenukha hears “a heavy, gloomy voice singing: ‘…rocks, my refuge…’” when he calls the Likhodeev apartment.
5. Varenukha stops on his way to deliver the telegrams because he feels an irrepressible desire “to check whether the repairman had put a wire screen over the light-bulb” in the summer toilet.