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

2. What is the original charge that the man in charge of the investigation will bring against Yakov?
(a) Lying under oath.
(b) Child molestation.
(c) Living in a non-Jewish neighborhood.
(d) Murder.

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

4. How much money does the boatman offer to ferry Yakov across the river?
(a) 5 rubles.
(b) 7 rubles.
(c) 3 rubles.
(d) 1 ruble.

5. According to the prosecutor in the courtroom, what punishment is Yakov facing?
(a) Twenty-five years in prison.
(b) Ten years of hard labor.
(c) A lifetime in solitary confinement.
(d) The death penalty.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How long does the boy's mother wait before she reports her son as missing?

3. What does the fat man who shares his packages from the outside with the other prisoners offer to do for Yakov once the fat man is released from the prison?

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

5. After reading the indictment and the evidence against Yakov, what does the prosecutor also accuse Yakov of?

Short Essay Questions

1. When spring arrives, a visitor comes to the prison to comfort Yakov. Why does the visitor come?

2. When the prosecutor visits Yakov, what does he tell Yakov to have the Jews stop doing?

3. Why does Yakov stop keeping track of the days?

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

5. When Yakov is returned to his cell, he feels a certain kinship with two other men in his cell. What does Yakov think the men all have in common?

6. Why doesn't Yakov want the authorities to win if he should happen to die a "nameless Jew"?

7. As spring continues on, Yakov is no longer allowed to make his trips to the kitchen. Why?

8. After being returned to his cell following the farce of an indictment, Yakov loses it. Describe his behavior.

9. After refusing the pardon, Yakov decides that things are never truly as bad as they can get. Why does Yakov decide that?

10. How does Yakov try to refute the priest's claims that Jews need blood?

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