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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. Why is Ginzburg sent home?
(a) To settle her personal affairs.
(b) The charges against her were dropped.
(c) To await her sentence.
(d) The charges were held in abeyance.

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

3. Who is Zinaida Abramova?
(a) A torturer.
(b) A person placed in the prison as a spy.
(c) The wife of the prime minister of Tartary.
(d) An old friend of Ginzburg's.

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

5. What does Ginzburg's husband advise against her doing?
(a) Stopping to tell her mother goodbye.
(b) Defending her initial statements.
(c) Fighting the charges.
(d) Publicly saying goodbye to her children.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Elvov when he visits Ginzburg?

2. What do the wardens do for counting prisoners?

3. Who agonizes over the hearing on Ginzburg?

4. Who is Captain Vevers?

5. What eventually happens to Sagidullin?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does a friendly soldier tell Ginzburg on her way back to Butyrki after her trial?

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

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

4. Describe the situation that occurs concerning Carola Heintschke.

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

6. What is the "Conveyor Belt" interrogation method and how is it used on Ginzburg?

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

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

9. Who is Ginzburg's first cellmate at Black Lake?

10. When is Ginzburg arrested and where does she tell goodbye?

(see the answer keys)

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