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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Ginzburg observe when she arrives in Moscow?
(a) Only the intelligentsia have been targeted.
(b) Her son is here.
(c) The purges have been massive.
(d) Her husband is here.

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

3. What is the criminal offense of which Ginzburg is now accused?
(a) Inciting riots.
(b) Collaborating with the enemy.
(c) Conspiracy.
(d) Teaching heresy.

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

5. Why is Nina in prison?
(a) Her brother denounced Stalin and Nina does not report him.
(b) For failing to denounce someone who denounces Stalin.
(c) Her boyfriend is in a conspiracy group.
(d) Her mother said negative things about Stalin.

6. Where did Lyama's family work?
(a) In the Moscow military supply system.
(b) On the Chinese-Far Eastern Railway.
(c) On the Far-East Power System.
(d) They were nomadic people.

7. Who summons Ginzburg?
(a) The deputy chief of the Moscow Communist party.
(b) The district committee.
(c) The politburo in Moscow.
(d) The head of the GGP.

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

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

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

11. For how long does this form of interrogation last?
(a) 3 days.
(b) A few hours.
(c) 7 days.
(d) Several weeks.

12. Why is Ginzburg sent home?
(a) The charges against her were dropped.
(b) To settle her personal affairs.
(c) The charges were held in abeyance.
(d) To await her sentence.

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

14. Why does Pitkovskaya condemn her husband?
(a) She loves the Party more than she loves him.
(b) He was going to make up lies about her involvement with Elvov.
(c) He was embezzling.
(d) He beat her all the time.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Stalin label sections of the book that Elvov writes?

2. What is Ginzburg told about her husband?

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

4. What does Sagidullin think is the reason for the current purge?

5. To what does Ginzburg attribute her not signing anything that was false?

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