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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What do the women become proficient at during the day?
(a) Communicating with other prisoners.
(b) Convincing the guards to give them more priviledges.
(c) Maximizing their exercise time.
(d) Sleeping in a sitting position.
2. How does Ginzburg characterize Marya Dogadkina?
(a) A devil.
(b) An angel.
(c) A pleasant but incompetent supervisor.
(d) An illiterate peasant.
3. What does Ginzburg's visitor tell her?
(a) She is having an appeal filed.
(b) Her children are well.
(c) She needs to eat.
(d) Her son is still very ill.
4. To whom does Ginzburg write?
(a) Her mother-in-law.
(b) Her mother.
(c) Her children.
(d) Her lawyer.
5. Who surrounds the women as they march to the camp?
(a) The countryside.
(b) Guards and dogs.
(c) Male prisoners.
(d) Peasant farmers.
6. Of what does Nabob accuse Ginzburg?
(a) Buying more than her rations of things from the commissary.
(b) Hoarding food.
(c) Singing in her cell.
(d) Writing and passing notes to other prisoners.
7. What does Yaroslavsky open the cell window to give Ginzburg?
(a) A book.
(b) A note from the woman in the cell next door.
(c) Words of encouragement.
(d) A letter.
8. To what does Ginzburg attribute her inability to distinguish one day from the next in the following year?
(a) Her state of mind.
(b) Her instinct to survive.
(c) The lack of clean air and being ill.
(d) The depressing atmosphere.
9. What does Ginzburg hear in the hall as her visitor leaves?
10. Who comes to see Ginzburg?
(a) The prison physician.
(b) Her husband.
(c) Her mother.
(d) The prison governor.
11. What happens to what they see?
(a) A hawk grabs it.
(b) It falls through the drain.
(c) A guard destroys it.
(d) A guard kills it.
12. What makes Tanya Stankovskaya happy?
(a) Having a bunk on the train.
(b) Being given a release.
(c) Seeing her husband among the prisoners.
(d) Receiving a long letter from her children.
13. What strikes Ginzburg when talking with Tulub?
(a) Tulub has such a strong faith in a god force.
(b) Tulub is so optimistic despite everything she's been through.
(c) Ginzburg feels that Ginzburg's life story Ginzburg is telling is someone else's.
(d) Tulub still believes in the greater good of Communism.
14. How many hours a day is Ginzburg confined to her cell?
15. What is Julia determined to see?
(a) Her children grow up.
(b) Her husband again.
(c) The New Year.
(d) Her grandchildren again.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Vasily Petukhov?
2. What happens when Ginzburg and Karepova are put in a cell together?
3. What does Petukhov vow?
4. What happens when Ginzburg exercises in her cell?
5. What does Ginzburg write?
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