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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What has Ginzburg heard is an indication she is about to be shot?
(a) The nicer the prison the more likely one is to die soon.
(b) She is put into a single cell with a real bed.
(c) She is made to sign papers that she is not allowed to read.
(d) She is given all her possesions back.

2. What do Ginzburg, Rimma, Ira and Julia discover?
(a) They are all unwilling to compromise their beliefs.
(b) They have one thing in common that may have led to their arrests.
(c) They are the only women transferred to Moscow.
(d) They are bonding over the stress of prison.

3. How long does Ginzburg's trial last?
(a) Several days.
(b) 18 hours.
(c) 10 hours.
(d) 7 minutes.

4. What is the maximum penalty for the crimes with which Ginzburg is charged?
(a) Life imprisonment.
(b) 20 years.
(c) 10 to 30 years.
(d) Death.

5. Who is Milda?
(a) An elderly Latvian woman.
(b) One of the female guards.
(c) A prisoner who is in there because the family she worked for were arrested.
(d) A young, German opera singer.

6. What does Avodotya Aksyonova advise Ginzburg?
(a) To ask her friends to give her their endorsements.
(b) To go far away.
(c) To ask her husband to denounce her.
(d) To humble herself.

7. What is the ultimate outcome of the party meeting?
(a) Ginzburg is told she can give no more public lectures for two years.
(b) Ginzburg must submit a vociferously-worded condemnation of Trotsky.
(c) Ginzbug is reprimanded, but it is later canceled.
(d) Ginzburg's status is lowered at the University.

8. What is significant about the date February 15, 1937?
(a) It is Ginzburg's birthday.
(b) It is the day Ginzburg was imprisoned.
(c) It is Ginzburg's last day to teach.
(d) It is Ginzburg's wedding anniversary day.

9. Why is Ginzburg happy after her trial?
(a) She is not to be executed.
(b) She is only given two years.
(c) She receives three years but is allowed to serve in her home town.
(d) She is released for time served.

10. What was Julia Karepova's career before imprisonment?
(a) Historian.
(b) Biologist.
(c) Librarian.
(d) Physics Professor.

11. How does Pitkovskaya commit suicide?
(a) She drinks acid.
(b) She sets herself on fire.
(c) She hangs herself.
(d) She shoots herself.

12. What eventually stops this first round of the new type of interrogations?
(a) Ginzburg asks to speak to Elvov.
(b) Ginzburg confesses and signs what they want her to sign.
(c) Ginzburg blacks out.
(d) A new prisoner takes their attention away from her.

13. What does Ginzburg's husband advise against her doing?
(a) Defending her initial statements.
(b) Publicly saying goodbye to her children.
(c) Fighting the charges.
(d) Stopping to tell her mother goodbye.

14. What does the lack enable?
(a) Cruel treatment by the guards and prisoners.
(b) A sense of despair that they are killing the older party members.
(c) Scurvy and other diseases.
(d) Prisoners to communicate freely.

15. Why do many people believe they are safe from arrest?
(a) They have been given medals from Stalin.
(b) They are not active in politics.
(c) They are loyal party members.
(d) They teach in very remote areas.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Ginzburg summoned to a Party meeting?

2. What might happen if Ginzburg makes any stops along the way to present herself for the arrest warrant?

3. What does Vevers use frequently?

4. Who is Lyama Shepel?

5. Who is one person Zinaida Abramova says has been arrested?

(see the answer keys)

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