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

2. What has Ginzburg heard is an indication she is about to be shot?
(a) She is given all her possesions back.
(b) She is made to sign papers that she is not allowed to read.
(c) She is put into a single cell with a real bed.
(d) The nicer the prison the more likely one is to die soon.

3. What does Ginzburg want to prove?
(a) Gossip is not truth.
(b) Stalin is going to far.
(c) Stalin is mentally unstable.
(d) She is innocent.

4. Who is one person Zinaida Abramova says has been arrested?
(a) Tukhachevsky.
(b) Her brother.
(c) Her next-door-neighbor.
(d) The son of her best friend.

5. Why is Nina in prison?
(a) Her mother said negative things about Stalin.
(b) Her brother denounced Stalin and Nina does not report him.
(c) Her boyfriend is in a conspiracy group.
(d) For failing to denounce someone who denounces Stalin.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Ginzburg defend herself?

2. What eventually happens to Sagidullin?

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

4. Why does Ginzburg try to clean up herself?

5. What eventually stops this first round of the new type of interrogations?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens after Ginzburg is given a summation of her indictments?

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

4. Describe Captain Vevers' behavior to Ginzburg.

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

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

7. Where is Ginzburg taken and what does she remember after seeing the place?

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

9. To where is Ginzburg's case referred, and what is significant about that fact?

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

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