This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives a summary of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel “Crime and Punishment” that explores the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in Saint Petersburg who formulates a plan to kill an old pawnbroker.
After carefully reading the summary of the novel, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False and a character match exercise. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included.