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Why does Yevgeny Petrovitch feel he must talk to Seryozha about smoking?
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Based on the details in the text, Seryozha ________________________.
Do you think Seryozha is listening to his father? Why or why not?
Why does Bykovsky find it so difficult to make Seryozha understand what he has done wrong?
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Why do you think Yevgeny tells his son this story? What is he trying to make Seryozha realize?
What is the most likely reason Seryozha says he will not smoke any more? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.