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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. Where is Elvov now according to Tsarevsky?
(a) At his home.
(b) Dead.
(c) In the same cellar as Ginzburg.
(d) In the Gulag.

2. Who is Captain Vevers?
(a) The man who tries to be kind to Ginzburg in prison.
(b) The man who interrogates Ginzburg.
(c) The head of the secret police in Moscow.
(d) The man who forces the interrogator to be humane when questioning Ginzburg.

3. To where has Ginzburg's case been referred?
(a) Back to her home town council.
(b) Her case has been dismissed.
(c) The Military Intelligence branch of investigations.
(d) The Supreme Court of the Soviet Union.

4. What is Ginzburg told in the meeting?
(a) She is to be executed.
(b) She is expelled from the Communist Party.
(c) She is exonerated of all but three minor charges.
(d) She is to go work on a communal farm and teach there.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Livanov ask Ginzburg concerning Elvov?

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

3. For how long does this form of interrogation last?

4. What is the ultimate outcome of the party meeting?

5. How long does Ginzburg's trial last?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Who is Zinaida Abramova and how is she treated at the prison?

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

8. What is mentioned about the Red Tatary and why does Ginzburg threaten one prisoner in French?

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

10. What does Alexandra Alexandrovna advise Ginzburg?

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