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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the fat man who shares his packages from the outside with the other prisoners?
(a) Randolph.
(b) Gronfein.
(c) Bibikov.
(d) Shmuel.

2. Back in his cell after the indictment farce in court, what does Yakov compare his scenario to?
(a) A black horse.
(b) An evil curse.
(c) Voodoo.
(d) A bad talisman.

3. Who discovers what Yakov is doing and confiscates his materials?
(a) The deputy warden.
(b) Zhitnyak.
(c) Gronfein.
(d) Kogin.

4. How long is Yakov in solitary confinement before Bibikov comes to question him again?
(a) One week.
(b) Eight days.
(c) Twelve hours.
(d) Three days.

5. According to the boy's mother, what does Zhenia see when he looks in Yakov's apartment?
(a) Piles of money.
(b) A cache of weapons.
(c) Robes of a rabbi.
(d) Bottles of blood.

6. How long does the boy's mother wait before she reports her son as missing?
(a) One day.
(b) Three hours.
(c) One week.
(d) Three days.

7. According to Proshko's testimony, how does Yakov set the fire he is accused of starting?
(a) Magic.
(b) Lighter fluid.
(c) Matches.
(d) Gasoline.

8. One day during the dreary Russian winter, Yakov loses his cool in his cell. What does he do?
(a) Shred his clothing.
(b) Threaten the guards.
(c) Burn his blanket.
(d) Destroy his cot.

9. To what prison does the prosecutor send Yakov while Yakov is awaiting trials?
(a) Moscow prison.
(b) Henrush prison.
(c) Kiev prison.
(d) Warsaw prison.

10. What colors does Proshko say are the flames of the fire that Yakov is accused of setting?
(a) Blue and yellow.
(b) Green and blue.
(c) Yellow and red.
(d) Yellow and green.

11. After the winter finally ends, Yakov is desperate to relieve his boredom. What does Yakov do?
(a) Writes letters to his ex-wife.
(b) Makes pencils from the stove ashes.
(c) Engages the guards in philosophical discussions.
(d) Opens one of the phylacteries.

12. Who begins to visit Yakov's cell in the middle of winter in order to obtain body samples?
(a) The deputy warden.
(b) The warden.
(c) The colonel.
(d) The head guard.

13. Before going to join the running crowd, what does Yakov do?
(a) Clean his plate.
(b) Call for the guard.
(c) Finish his prayer.
(d) Hide his money.

14. What does the guard who is comforted by Yakov's scripture readings refuse to give to Yakov?
(a) A Bible.
(b) Shoes.
(c) A blanket.
(d) A pencil and paper.

15. Who advises Yakov to stay in the village and not venture on to Kiev?
(a) Randolph.
(b) Shmuel.
(c) Gronfein.
(d) Bibikov.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the original charge that the man in charge of the investigation will bring against Yakov?

2. When Bibikov comes to the prison to question Yakov, who does Bibikov believe is actually Yakov's greatest enemy?

3. As the story begins, where is Yakov Bok?

4. One night, Yakov wakes up from a nightmare and realizes why he is so sick. Why?

5. Who does Bibikov travel to see on Yakov's behalf in hopes of having Yakov's case dismissed?

(see the answer keys)

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