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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. As Yakov reflects on his time with Raisl, what does Yakov remember convincing Raisl is okay?
(a) Skipping synagogue.
(b) Premarital sex.
(c) Missing evening prayers.
(d) Teasing the rabbi.

2. What does Yakov decide not to reveal to the boatman?
(a) That he is royalty.
(b) That he has money.
(c) That he is Jewish.
(d) That he is Russian.

3. What is the name of the secret police member who introduces himself to Yakov as the man in charge of the investigation?
(a) Zhenia.
(b) Proshko.
(c) Bibikov.
(d) Fetyukov.

4. After reading the indictment and the evidence against Yakov, what does the prosecutor also accuse Yakov of?
(a) Confessing in his sleep.
(b) Beating his guard.
(c) Threatening the warden.
(d) Attempting to escape.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When Yakov is taken to the infirmary, who does he learn has been shot for disobeying a guard?

2. When Yakov responds by pointing out something in the officials' book that he thinks resembles the prosecutor, how does the official respond?

3. When the man in charge of the investigation denies Yakov's request for an attorney, what is Yakov told that he will need?

4. One month after his arrest, Yakov is taken from the original prison to another location with priests and secret police members in tow. Where is Yakov taken?

5. Who does the local anti-Semite group accuse of committing the murder?

Short Essay Questions

1. As Bibikov continues to question Yakov, Bibikov confesses that he is living in fear. Why?

2. Why does Yakov suspect that the prosecutor has included the tales of molestation in the indictment?

3. When Yakov sees Bibikov in one of his visions, what does Yakov imagine telling Bibikov?

4. Even though Yakov keeps track of the days, he's not completely sure he's right. Why not?

5. Why does the prisoner sent to talk to Yakov eventually end up apologizing to Yakov?

6. After Yakov's visitor leaves, the warden learns of the visit and interrogates Yakov again. What is the interrogation about?

7. When Yakov is returned to prison and then meets with the prosecutor, the prosecutor offers him a lighter sentence in return for what?

8. Why is Yakov moved by the stories he reads about Jesus?

9. According to Yakov's attorney, why must the government find a way to prove Yakov's guilt?

10. When Yakov is offered a pardon by the Tsar, why does Yakov refuse the pardon?

(see the answer keys)

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