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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On what does Rubashov say Ivanov’s loyalty to No. 1 is based?
(a) Blind faith
(b) Friendship
(c) Patriotism
(d) Logical considerations

2. Where does the reader work?
(a) On a farm
(b) In a store
(c) In a factory
(d) In an office building

3. What does Rubashov call the light in the room where his third hearing is held?
(a) A dazzle-light
(b) An intimidation light
(c) A torture device
(d) An interrogation beam

4. What does Rubashov think Gletkin represents?
(a) The brutal embodiment of state.
(b) The actual counter-revolution
(c) The harmful effect of promoting peasants
(d) The state’s desire to control all people

5. What does Wassilij say to the reader about Rubashov declaring himself a traitor?
(a) He is not a traitor
(b) He will rot in hell
(c) She does not understand about any of it
(d) He was probably tortured

6. What does the resolution that the reader signed demand?
(a) That Rubashov be sent to Siberia
(b) That a new trial take place for Rubashov
(c) That Rubashov be released
(d) That Rubashov be exterminated

7. What does Wassilij ask the reader about the petition she has?
(a) If the boy she plans to marry has signed it
(b) If the civil war veterans are required to sign it
(c) If she brought it there for him to sign
(d) If she plans to sign it

8. What does Rubashov do with his confession before supper?
(a) He flushes it down the john
(b) He hands it to a guard
(c) He reads it again and makes two corrections
(d) He tears it up

9. What does Hare-lip say Rubashov called Hare-lip’s father the last time they saw each other?
(a) A counter-revolutionary
(b) A simpleton
(c) A hopeless romantic
(d) An old fool and Don Quixote

10. Who appoints the examining magistrate?
(a) The warden
(b) No. 1
(c) The local party chairman
(d) The authorities

11. What does Rubashov say becomes real in death?
(a) The purpose in dying
(b) Thoughts of God
(c) The metaphysical
(d) Believing in an after life

12. What does Rubashov know would stop the hearings?
(a) To kill himself
(b) To begin accusations against Gletkin
(c) To agree to everything or to deny everything
(d) To sleep through the hearings

13. What does Rubashov realize about his position with Gletkin?
(a) Gletkin is much younger than Rubashov.
(b) Gletkin hates Rubashov.
(c) Rubashov has as much power as Gletkin.
(d) Gletkin wants to do away with the old guard.

14. What did Rubashov believe when he worked for the party as a boy?
(a) The Party would abolish the death penalty.
(b) All of his questions would be answered.
(c) The Party would end injustice.
(d) He would be where No. 1 is now.

15. What does the prosecutor tell Rubashov he does not have because of Arlova?
(a) The entire story
(b) No moral sense
(c) No understanding of what is necessary for the revolution
(d) No regrets

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rubashov believe honor to be?

2. What does Rubashov think the main idea about No. 1 is, that must be in a confession?

3. What does Gletkin say is the reason peasants in industrial positions should be shot for even minor infractions of the law?

4. Who is in the room to which Rubashov is taken for his third hearing?

5. What right does Rubashov forgo concerning Kieffer?

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