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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. How does Yakov react to Kiev?
(a) He is horrified by the city.
(b) He is dismayed by the city.
(c) He is intrigued by the city.
(d) He is awed by the city.

2. As Yakov begins to think he's going mad, whose ghost does he see?
(a) Shmuel.
(b) Zhenia.
(c) Bibikov.
(d) Gronfein.

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

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

5. As Yakov roams Kiev, what does he try to pick up from the people of Kiev?
(a) Their language.
(b) Their customs.
(c) Their priorities.
(d) Their possessions.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Yakov first find Nikolai?

2. Before the secret police member leaves Yakov's cell, what does he leave behind with Yakov?

3. What is the name of the prisoner sent to talk to Yakov?

4. According to the prosecutor's theory, why does Yakov kill Zhenia?

5. As the days passed, the Russian officials kept waiting for Yakov to start something. What are they waiting for?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to the explanation he receives, what has happened to the item(s) missing from Yakov's cell?

2. Why does Marfa accuse Yakov of running a smuggling trade route?

3. According to what Marfa has written, what should Yakov do in order for everything to be set right?

4. What is Yakov reminded of as he wonders what might have happened if he simply had stayed in the shtetl?

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

6. When Yakov becomes very sick and nauseous, why is he refused access to the prison hospital?

7. According to Yakov's visitor in prison, why is he known as the "nameless Jew"?

8. When Yakov shares his story regarding why he is being held in prison, why do his cellmates beat him?

9. Why is Yakov uneasy in the days before his next prison visitor is set to arrive?

10. As Yakov shivers in his cell in deepest despair, how does he view himself in relationship to the Tsar?

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