The Fixer Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. With what does the prosecutor threaten Yakov while the two men are meeting?

2. As Chapter 8, Part 4 gets underway, who is coming to visit Yakov in prison?

3. Since he no longer is keeping track of the days, what does Yakov spend his time doing?

4. By the time a man enters Yakov's cell and offers him a pardon, how long has Yakov been imprisoned?

5. What is the name of Yakov's replacement guard?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Several people that Yakov has been in contact with provide damaging information against him to the police during the investigation of Zhenia's murder. Compare and contrast the following characters in terms of their personalities, their "testimony", and their motivations: Proshko, Zina, and Nikolai.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the warden with the deputy warden. a. How are the two characters similar in terms of their professional lives? How are they different? b. How are the two characters similar in their personality characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses? How are they different? c. Only one of these characters survives the story. Is the deputy warden's death a result of his own doing or a result of dumb luck? Is the warden's survival a result of his own doing or a result of dumb luck? Support your reasoning for both. d. Looking forward, how might Yakov's incarceration and subsequent trial have affected each of these men as they moved forward with their lives? Would they be similarly affected or not? Explain your answers and your reasoning.

Essay Topic 3

After arriving at the cave, both Bibikov and the colonel see roads leading away from the cave. Describe each of these roads and the reaction of each of these two characters upon seeing the roads. Then, compare and contrast these two characters using their reactions as the starting point for a larger discussion about how these two characters are different.

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