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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is Ginzburg's watch inaccurate?
(a) It has not been wound since she entered prison.
(b) Its battery is run down.
(c) She forgot to wind it sometimes in prison and only guessed at the time when resetting it.
(d) The dampness of the prison has rusted it.

2. What does Ginzburg notice is lacking where she is now?
(a) Decent food.
(b) Kindness.
(c) Discipline.
(d) Older party members.

3. Who is Garey Sagidullin?
(a) A janitor.
(b) A prison guard.
(c) An old professor.
(d) An interrogator.

4. What does Natasha reveal about the Gestapo?
(a) She worked for the Gestapo before coming to this prison.
(b) They have the same forms of torture as the Communists.
(c) They are in league with Stalin's secret police.
(d) They are actually more humane than the Communists.

5. In what year does Professor Elvov visit Ginzburg?
(a) 1935.
(b) 1930.
(c) 1929.
(d) 1937.

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

7. Who is Zinaida Abramova?
(a) A person placed in the prison as a spy.
(b) An old friend of Ginzburg's.
(c) The wife of the prime minister of Tartary.
(d) A torturer.

8. What does Lydia pray concerning Ginzburg?
(a) Ginzburg not commit suicide.
(b) Ginzburg will agree to the interrogators' wishes.
(c) Ginzburg will be vindicated.
(d) Ginzburg will be true to her beliefs.

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

10. How long does the second round of interrogations last?
(a) Six weeks.
(b) Three hours.
(c) 1 day.
(d) 5 days.

11. What do the wardens do for counting prisoners?
(a) They count tin cups.
(b) They count pairs of feet.
(c) They have the prisoners line up on their name in a hallway.
(d) They have each prisoner write his/her name on a piece of paper.

12. What incenses Ginzburg about how her answers are recorded?
(a) They are skewed to fit the judgment the interrogator is trying to justify.
(b) They show her as much closer to Elvov than she is.
(c) They put her family in a collaborative position.
(d) They are recorded inacurrately.

13. How does Ginzburg defend herself?
(a) By saying she was in the hospital and has a note to prove it.
(b) By saying no one in her area has denounced Elvov either.
(c) By saying that Stalin's deputy of foreign affairs gave her the book.
(d) By saying that her lecture was not about Trotsky.

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

15. What does Ginzburg want to prove?
(a) Stalin is mentally unstable.
(b) She is innocent.
(c) Stalin is going to far.
(d) Gossip is not truth.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ginzburg observe when she arrives in Moscow?

2. What eventually stops this first round of the new type of interrogations?

3. Why is Nina in prison?

4. What is the evidence that many people are being charged?

5. What does Avodotya Aksyonova advise Ginzburg?

(see the answer keys)

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