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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The doctor talks about how the present _________ has robbed children of their trusted family doctor.
2. One of the ________ was exiled as well and lost her daughter in the process.
3. What does Oleg learn about Lev during this section of the story? Lev has been __________.
4. At what Soviet university was Shulubin a professor before he came to the cancer ward to be treated?
5. Who goes with the doctors on the rounds to see the patients during the day?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Dyomka's surgeon have to do immediately after the surgery at the start of this section?
2. Why has Dr. Oreshchenkov been jailed and punished many times during his medical career?
3. What happened when Oleg was assigned to the new place, exiled to live there forever by the government?
4. What does Lev tell Oleg about women and how they affect men in their lives?
5. What happens when Oleg goes to visit Vera at her home once he is released?
6. What does Dyomka make Oleg promise to do when he is released from the ward?
7. What happens during a smoke break in a private room after the rounds are completed?
8. Why were the Kadmins, friends of Oleg, exiled from their home as well in the past?
9. What are physicians and nurses not allowed to do with the patients, according to the text?
10. What is the current health status of Vadim at the beginning of this section when Dyomka moves?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The doctors and nurses have a no-nonsense attitude toward Pavel and his outbursts about how he is being treated.
Part 1: Why do you think Pavel wanted to report the care of the doctors and nurses?
Part 2: Do you think that Pavel has a case against the doctors and nurses? Why or why not?
Part 3: How do you think a doctor and nurse should treat a patient who might be dying?
Essay Topic 2
The doctors and nurses are unable to tell the patients that they are dying, even if that information is in their medical records.
Part 1: Why do you think telling patients about their health is not allowed?
Part 2: Would you want to know if you were dying? Why or why not?
Part 3: How do you think not telling the patients they are dying helps those on the cancer ward?
Essay Topic 3
There weren't tracking devices for measuring how much radiation a person has gotten in their lives, causing people like Dontsova to get radiation sickness.
Part 1: Why do you think tracking devices weren't used to track one's exposure to radiation?
Part 2: Do you think that radiation tracking devices were available during the time period of the book?
Part 3: How do you think current hospitals might track the radiation that a person receives?
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