Imperium Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the irony of the churches?
(a) They were museums that attacked religion.
(b) They made people pay to get in.
(c) They never had visitors.
(d) They were the only structures in the cities to survive the violence brought on by communism.

2. What is ironic about Zalozhnaya?
(a) Most of the residents can't afford an education.
(b) The people lack for heat in spite of the coal mines.
(c) The city is poverty stricken, although it's surrounded by natural riches.
(d) The people couldn't afford to attend the performances.

3. How many counties was Turkestan split into by the Bolsheviks in 1924?
(a) 2
(b) 5
(c) 7
(d) 3

4. Why does Ryszard want to visit Nagorno-Karabakh?
(a) It is a small island of Christians who are to be exterminated and replaced by Islamic fundamentalists.
(b) It's a thriving culture in a poverty-stricken nation.
(c) It's a prison camp.
(d) It is a small island of Muslims who are to be exterminated and replaced by Christian fundamentalists.

5. What is Yakutsk known for?
(a) It's full of gold and diamonds.
(b) It has highly productive coal mines.
(c) It's a major cultural center for music and dance.
(d) It is the center of education in Russia.

6. Where did the mafia mentality originate according to the author?
(a) When the Imperium fell
(b) From when the Romanov family was executed
(c) From the October Revolution
(d) From the fall of the USSR

7. Where does Ryszard attend the play?
(a) In a brand new theater
(b) In a museum that was turned into a church
(c) In a 300-year-old theater
(d) In a church that was turned into a museum

8. According to the author, how much of Central Asia was ruined by the Imperium?
(a) Half
(b) 3/4
(c) 1/4
(d) All of Central Asia

9. When was the genocide in Karabakh that depopulated the area?
(a) 1960
(b) 1980
(c) 19400
(d) 1920

10. An actor sang a hymn about Russia promoting its what?
(a) Former greatness
(b) Path into future greatness
(c) Military
(d) Educational system

11. Why couldn't Ryszard tell the story that he tells in Chapter 15 earlier in the book?
(a) He wanted to double-check his facts.
(b) He didn't know the ending.
(c) He needed to get permission to tell the story from the people in it.
(d) He would have endangered those who helped him.

12. How did some people in Chapter 17 view Siberia?
(a) They viewed it as a sanctuary
(b) They viewed it as a land ripe with opportunity
(c) They viewed it as a harsh, cold land
(d) They viewed it as a vast prison

13. According to Ryszard, if the Russian people are united by land, can they be united by blood with the Imperium?
(a) Yes
(b) In extreme circumstances
(c) Yes, if they follow a certain set of criteria
(d) No

14. What is Vorkuta known as?
(a) It's known as a good place for business.
(b) It's known as a holy place of martyrdom.
(c) It's known a the happiest place on Earth.
(d) It's known an ideal place to raise a family.

15. All of the following were ways to get into the Kremlin except for which?
(a) A congress
(b) The museum
(c) a summons
(d) A tourist day pass

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the status of the Red Army?

2. What happened to two out of three of Ryszard's contacts?

3. What does Ryszard pretend to be in order to fly?

4. How many religious icons were destroyed between 1917 and the 1990s?

5. What is the main people group of Kolyma?

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