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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What news does "Northern Worker" carry?
(a) Purge in the Party's ranks.
(b) Stalin's grave illness.
(c) Lenin's widow's death.
(d) News of Lenin's son's death.
2. About what do the female prisoners disagree?
(a) The need to "behave."
(b) The innate goodness of humanity.
(d) The need for purges.
3. What makes Tanya Stankovskaya happy?
(a) Being given a release.
(b) Seeing her husband among the prisoners.
(c) Having a bunk on the train.
(d) Receiving a long letter from her children.
4. Who is "Grandma" Nastya?
(a) The woman who receives the shortest sentence.
(b) The only woman who is acquitted.
(c) The only woman who receives a fifteen year sentence.
(d) The only other woman who receives a ten-year sentence.
5. Who is Zinaida Tulub?
(a) A biologist.
(b) An historical novelist.
(c) A physicist.
(d) A physician.
6. With what are Ginzburg and Julia becoming disillusioned?
(a) The prospects of an early release.
(b) The prospect of better conditions in the prison.
(c) The Soviet system.
(d) The prospect of vindication.
7. Why does Ginzburg hide the fact that she is ill?
(a) She is afraid she'll be executed.
(b) She does not want to be separated from her friends.
(c) She is not ill.
(d) She is afraid of the incompetence of the physicians.
8. When is the worse time for Ginzburg at the prison?
(a) The house after supper before sleep.
(b) Upon waking.
(c) As she is told to go back inside after being out.
(d) When it is pitch black at night.
9. From where is Tulub?
(b) The Ukraine.
10. What is Ginzburg allowed at Magadan Infirmary?
(a) To help care for the patients.
(b) To eat better.
(c) To receive letters from home.
(d) To take baths.
11. To whom does Ginzburg write?
(a) Her children.
(b) Her lawyer.
(c) Her mother.
(d) Her mother-in-law.
12. What is familiar about the journey the women are making?
(a) They are each given two sets of good clothing.
(b) It still has searches, meal routines and ration stops.
(c) They have fairly decent food.
(d) There's good medical care.
13. How old is Ginzburg when she is writing this book?
14. What can Ginzburg not believe in reflecting upon what has happened to herself and others?
(a) She meets so many people who went through the same things she did.
(b) It really could happen.
(c) More people didn't die in the terrible conditions.
(d) She survived the horrors.
15. Where is Ginzburg assigned?
(a) To the children's hospital.
(b) To the laundry rooms.
(c) To the camp library.
(d) To the kitchen crew.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why are Ginzburg and the others put in punishment cells?
2. What does Ginzburg learn at the end of June?
3. Why do Ginzburg eat bread and a pound of sugar?
4. What does Kucherenko demand?
5. What do the two women do at night instead of sleeping?
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