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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 happens on Red Army Day?
(a) Ginzburg is released to go home.
(b) Ginzburg is flogged.
(c) Ginzburg is tortured.
(d) Ginzburg is taken into a different office and is given the soft approach.

2. What is the maximum penalty for the crimes with which Ginzburg is charged?
(a) Life imprisonment.
(b) Death.
(c) 20 years.
(d) 10 to 30 years.

3. Who is Lyama Shepel?
(a) Ginzburg's cell mate.
(b) Ginzburg's family servant.
(c) A cook at the prison.
(d) One of the interrogators.

4. What does Ginzburg do when she explodes in anger at this latest charge?
(a) Denounces her husband.
(b) Tries to kill herself.
(c) Denounces Yaroslavsky.
(d) Curses Stalin.

5. What are the sounds in the middle of the night?
(a) The rats gnawing on the pallets.
(b) No one knows.
(c) Old pipes rattling.
(d) Screams from torturing going on.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who agonizes over the hearing on Ginzburg?

2. What has happened to the entire government of Tartary?

3. Why is Ginzburg's watch inaccurate?

4. Where did Lyama's family work?

5. How long does Ginzburg's trial last?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who are Ginzburg's new cell mates?

3. What does Ginzburg discover about the charges against her as she is traveling back to Moscow?

4. Describe the interrogation of Ginzburg by Livanov.

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

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

7. What does one prisoner do and others follow that breaks up the horror of their situation momentarily?

8. What does Alexandra Alexandrovna advise Ginzburg?

9. Who is Professor Elvov and how does he have bearing on Ginzburg's life?

10. What happens on February 7, 1937, and why is one of Ginzburg's former students in particular agony about it?

(see the answer keys)

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