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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Why does a Chinese prisoner laugh one day during head count?
(a) One warden has trouble counting past twenty.
(b) One prisoner is missing a leg and says he should only count as 1/2 a person.
(c) One warden continually miscounts the prisoners.
(d) The warden trips over a threshold.

4. What is returned to Ginzburg?
(a) Her money.
(b) Her watch.
(c) Her papers.
(d) Her dentures.

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

6. 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 be shot.
(c) She might get an even harsher sentence.
(d) Her mother might become hysterical.

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

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

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

10. How is Ginzburg's new prison described?
(a) Noisy and filthy.
(b) Dirty.
(c) Newly built.
(d) Clean and quiet.

11. How does Stalin label sections of the book that Elvov writes?
(a) Full of errors.
(b) Trotsykyist.
(c) Very accurate.
(d) Minimalism.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the maximum penalty for the crimes with which Ginzburg is charged?

2. Who is Alyosha?

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

4. Who is Yefrem?

5. Who is Comrade Beylin?

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