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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why do the soldiers pay no attention to the prisoners?
(a) Their commandant orders them to turn their heads.
(b) The prisoners are so skinny as to be androgynous.
(c) The soldiers have nice-looking town girls around them.
(d) The soldiers know the prisoners can't escape.
2. When are the prisoners allowed to gather wood and other materials for their camp?
(a) All day.
(b) When they have breaks during the day.
(c) After working.
3. About whom does Lina think as they are eating?
(a) Mr. Stalas.
(c) Her father.
4. What does Elena have Lina take Mr. Stalas?
(a) Some medicine.
(b) A note.
(c) A beet.
(d) A potato.
5. Why are the prisoners given more food than usual?
(a) They are not given more food.
(b) There is a new, more compassionate commandant.
(c) So they can work harder at their destination.
(d) There is more available in this region.
Short Answer Questions
1. What payment does the bald man ask in return for revealing the secret?
2. Where has the boat crossed when the prisoners start getting excited that they are going to America?
3. What is good about the time around Christmas?
4. What does Mrs. Rimas learn?
5. Why does Elena think Kretsky was assigned to go with them to Siberia?
Short Essay Questions
1. What causes Lina to appreciate the risk that some take to get food for others?
2. What letter does Lina remember receiving once from Joana?
3. How do the others help Lina celebrate her sixteenth birthday?
4. How do the soldiers harass and frighten the women who have been digging a large hole?
5. What is the story behind the stone that Jonas gives Andrius?
6. What do readers learn in the Epilogue?
7. How does Kretsky show his humanity after they have frightened the women?
8. What happens to Jonas?
9. What does Lina learn from the bald man about their captivity?
10. Why are Lina, Elena, and Jonas quiet about the potatoes he brings home that night?
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