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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How is Vevers described?
(a) Warm.
(b) Cold and calculating.
(c) Irrational.
(d) Kind.

3. Who is Alyosha?
(a) The judge that sentences Ginzburg.
(b) Ginzburg's best friend who disappears.
(c) Ginzburg's oldest son.
(d) Ginzburg's brother who disappears.

4. Why is Ginsburg sad on September 1, 1935?
(a) It is the anniversary of when her young son had died.
(b) She is no longer allowed to teach and it's the first day of school.
(c) It is the anniversary of when she first started teaching.
(d) It is the anniversary of when her young daughter had died.

5. What does Ginzburg consider as she is traveling back to Moscow?
(a) Suicide.
(b) Writing a condemnation of Trotsky.
(c) Denouncing her best friend.
(d) Forming a group to assassinate Stalin.

6. How long after her hearing is Ginzburg arrested?
(a) Eight days.
(b) Several months.
(c) Three weeks.
(d) One day.

7. Where is Ginzburg taken?
(a) Manuch Prison.
(b) Siberia.
(c) Black Lake.
(d) She is released to go home.

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

9. To what does Ginzburg attribute her not signing anything that was false?
(a) She wanted to be a good example for her children.
(b) The more brutal means of interrogations were not yet used.
(c) She had a spiritual strength.
(d) She wanted to be a good example for other Party members who are falsely accused.

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

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

12. What happens on Red Army Day?
(a) Ginzburg is tortured.
(b) Ginzburg is taken into a different office and is given the soft approach.
(c) Ginzburg is released to go home.
(d) Ginzburg is flogged.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What do the wardens do for counting prisoners?

3. What happens after a period of regular interrogations?

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

5. How does Pitkovskaya commit suicide?

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