1. Why did Vera have to encourage her husband? In what
way did she do it? Why did she do it?
2. Why did Almazov feel so discouraged after his failure
with the plan?
3. How would you describe the scene that took place in the field?
4. What would have happened if the old florist had given Almazov away?
5. How can you explain the change in Almazov’s attitude to the professor at the beginning and at the end of the story?
6. How would you characterize Almazov and his wife?