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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is Ginzburg put after her initial interrogations?
(a) In a courtyard with tents for shelter.
(b) In a cellar.
(c) In a bleak prison with stone walls.
(d) In a dormitory with other political offenders.

2. What might happen if Ginzburg makes any stops along the way to present herself for the arrest warrant?
(a) She could make things even more difficult for herself or loved ones.
(b) She might get an even harsher sentence.
(c) She might be shot.
(d) Her mother might become hysterical.

3. To what series of books has Elvov contributed an article?
(a) A series on the fall of Czar Nicholas II.
(b) A series on the history of the Communist Party.
(c) A series on the famous painters of Russia.
(d) A series on the famous writers of Russia.

4. What does Milda encourage Ginzburg to do?
(a) To rat on other prisoners.
(b) To stop up her ears with cotton.
(c) To teach her to read.
(d) To sing when she wakes in the morning.

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

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

7. What does Vevers use frequently?
(a) LSD.
(b) Alcohol.
(c) Cocaine.
(d) Marijuana.

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

9. Who agonizes over the hearing on Ginzburg?
(a) One of her former students whoi s the head of the committee.
(b) Her friends who are caught in their own false accusations.
(c) Ginzburg's third cousin who must pronounce the judgement.
(d) Ginzburg's favorite mentor.

10. What eventually happens to Sagidullin?
(a) He is sent to Sibera for six years.
(b) He is sentenced to death, which is commuted to life in prison.
(c) He is shot.
(d) He is released.

11. What news does Ginzburg get one day in a singing message?
(a) Her husband has been arrested.
(b) Her mother is dead.
(c) Her mother has been arrested.
(d) Her son is dead.

12. Why does Ginzburg pass out?
(a) The beatings.
(b) When she is choked by an interrogator.
(c) The heat.
(d) The lack of decent food.

13. What does Tsarevsky say about Elvov?
(a) He has said Ginzburg contacted him about killing another party member.
(b) He has confessed against Ginzburg.
(c) He has killed himself.
(d) He has confessed to participating in a plot against Stalin.

14. Why is Ginzburg summoned to a Party meeting?
(a) For failing to denouce Trotsky strenuously enough in a recent lecture.
(b) For having a book in her home that was published outside of Russia.
(c) For missing two meetings in a row when she was ill.
(d) For not denouncing Elvov.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Ginzburg describe Stalin?

2. To where has Ginzburg's case been referred?

3. Who apologizes to Ginzburg?

4. Why is Ginzburg happy after her trial?

5. What does Ginzburg want to prove?

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