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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

3. What is the so-called method when Ginzburg is harshly interrogated by uninterrupted interrogation with different interrogators?
(a) The Stream.
(b) The gauntlet.
(c) The Conveyor Belt.
(d) Waterboarding.

4. What is Ginzburg told in the meeting?
(a) She is to be executed.
(b) She is to go work on a communal farm and teach there.
(c) She is exonerated of all but three minor charges.
(d) She is expelled from the Communist Party.

5. Why is Elvov apologizing to Ginzburg?
(a) Her association with him may be costly to her.
(b) He is inaccurate in a quote from her.
(c) He is unable to help her identify two anonymous Stalin spies.
(d) He misunderstood one of her articles and cut it from the series.

6. What does Sagidullin think is the reason for the current purge?
(a) To trim the party, which had stopped being such an elite organization.
(b) To get Stalin's cronies into all the important positions in the government.
(c) There does not seem to be a reason for it.
(d) To kill off anyone that might challenge Stalin.

7. 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) A new prisoner takes their attention away from her.
(d) Ginzburg blacks out.

8. What is the evidence that many people are being charged?
(a) The whole system is running 24 hours per day.
(b) Food is scarce.
(c) The sounds of torture are everywhere.
(d) The prison cells are overcrowded.

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

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

11. What does Ginzburg do when she explodes in anger at this latest charge?
(a) Denounces Yaroslavsky.
(b) Curses Stalin.
(c) Tries to kill herself.
(d) Denounces her husband.

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

13. What does Yaroslavsky do concening Ginzburg?
(a) Trumps up evidence against her.
(b) Tries to help her to flee the country.
(c) Hides evidence against her.
(d) Denounces her.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Ginzburg describe Stalin?

2. Where is Ginzburg sent at the opening of Chapter 19?

3. For how long does this form of interrogation last?

4. What does Ginzburg say in her letter to the secret police?

5. What was Julia Karepova's career before imprisonment?

(see the answer keys)

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