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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the lack enable?
(a) Prisoners to communicate freely.
(b) A sense of despair that they are killing the older party members.
(c) Scurvy and other diseases.
(d) Cruel treatment by the guards and prisoners.

2. Who is Milda?
(a) A young, German opera singer.
(b) A prisoner who is in there because the family she worked for were arrested.
(c) One of the female guards.
(d) An elderly Latvian woman.

3. Why is Elvov apologizing to Ginzburg?
(a) He is unable to help her identify two anonymous Stalin spies.
(b) He misunderstood one of her articles and cut it from the series.
(c) He is inaccurate in a quote from her.
(d) Her association with him may be costly to her.

4. Where is Ginzburg sent at the opening of Chapter 19?
(a) Krasin Street Prison.
(b) Home.
(c) St. Petersburg.
(d) Siberia.

5. How does Ginzburg describe Stalin?
(a) Insane.
(b) Ugly and repulsive.
(c) Handsome.
(d) Virile.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ginzburg call her mother-in-law?

2. What does Yaroslavsky do concening Ginzburg?

3. Why do many people believe they are safe from arrest?

4. What does Ginzburg do when she explodes in anger at this latest charge?

5. How old is the youngest woman in the cell with Ginzburg?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Garey Sagidullin and what does Ginzburg learn from him?

2. How do the prisoners communicate in Krasin, and what disturbing piece of news does Ginzburg receive in one such communication?

3. Who are some of Ginzburg's cellmates at Krasin Street Prison?

4. Who is Secretary Abdullin and what does he ask of Ginzburg?

5. Describe Captain Vevers' behavior to Ginzburg.

6. Where is Ginzburg being transferred and what is significant about the watch returned to her?

7. Who is Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg and why is she awakened early in the morning on December 1, 1934?

8. Why does Ginzburg think things have been straightened out and what happens to throw her back into the midst of the purge?

9. What does Ira ask Tsarevsky to do as she and others are being transferred and what does his willingness to do so portend?

10. How is Ginzburg's mother-in-law described and what does she advise Ginzburg?

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