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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What are Ginzburg to be allowed to do?
(a) Go outside every day.
(b) Work in the prison kitchen.
(c) Work in the Governor's home.
(d) Work in the prison library.
2. Whom does Ginzburg finally meet face-to-face?
(a) Her husband.
(b) Her mysterious "angel."
3. Why does Ginzburg consider herself lucky as far as her sentence?
(a) The communists had not started the mandatory twenty-five year sentences.
(b) She received less than her husband.
(c) The terrorist aspect of the charge was dropped or she might have received life.
(d) She could have been given as much as "Grandma" Nastya received.
4. About what do the female prisoners disagree?
(a) The need for purges.
(c) The innate goodness of humanity.
(d) The need to "behave."
5. What does Ginzburg hear in the hall as her visitor leaves?
6. What are the women happy to do?
(a) Cook meals in the kitchen after the cook dies.
(b) Help cut each other's hair.
(c) Clean up the prison grounds for a chance to be outside.
(d) Share what they each have.
7. About what does Julia become optimistic?
(a) Her husband would get permission to visit her.
(b) They would be released soon.
(c) She and Ginzburg would be transferred to a more humane prison.
(d) The new prison Governor would be more benevolent.
8. Who is "Grandma" Nastya?
(a) The only other woman who receives a ten-year sentence.
(b) The only woman who is acquitted.
(c) The only woman who receives a fifteen year sentence.
(d) The woman who receives the shortest sentence.
9. Why do Ginzburg eat bread and a pound of sugar?
(a) They have been cut to half rations.
(b) They believe they are about to die.
(c) They don't want it to burn up in the fire.
(d) They have not been allowed to eat for several days.
10. With what are Ginzburg and Julia becoming disillusioned?
(a) The prospect of better conditions in the prison.
(b) The prospects of an early release.
(c) The prospect of vindication.
(d) The Soviet system.
11. How does Ginzburg characterize the last group of women brought on board the ship?
(a) As true criminals.
(b) As hardened labor camp refugees.
(c) As those suffering for their religious beliefs.
(d) As innocent peasants.
12. Whom does Ginzburg have in mind as she is writing her memoirs?
(a) Her mother.
(b) Her grandson.
(c) Her husband.
(d) Her granddaughter.
13. What do the two women continue to hide?
(a) Their writings.
(b) Notes from other prisoners.
(c) Fish bones and medicine.
(d) Letters smuggled into them from their families.
14. What makes Tanya Stankovskaya happy?
(a) Receiving a long letter from her children.
(b) Being given a release.
(c) Seeing her husband among the prisoners.
(d) Having a bunk on the train.
15. What can Ginzburg not believe in reflecting upon what has happened to herself and others?
(a) It really could happen.
(b) More people didn't die in the terrible conditions.
(c) She meets so many people who went through the same things she did.
(d) She survived the horrors.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where is Ginzburg sent to work?
2. What does Ginzburg think they are doing that is causing the screaming?
3. What do the women become proficient at during the day?
4. What helps Ginzburg sleep?
5. How old is Ginzburg when she is writing this book?
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