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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. Who is Pickwick?
(a) The new prison Governor.
(b) A kind, elderly guard.
(c) The doctor who treats Julia and Ginzburg.
(d) A new prisoner.
2. What does Ginzburg's visitor tell her?
(a) Her children are well.
(b) Her son is still very ill.
(c) She needs to eat.
(d) She is having an appeal filed.
3. What happens that brightens the prisoners' lives?
(a) They receive reductions in their sentences for good behavior.
(b) They are allowed weekly visitors.
(c) They are allowed monthly visitors.
(d) The library is reopened.
4. What does Ginzburg write?
(a) A chapbook of poetry.
(b) A novel about her childhood.
(c) A treatise on the abuses of the Soviet system.
(d) An appeal to the head of the Politburo.
5. What does Kucherenko demand?
(a) The women be given lighter duty.
(b) The work quotas be lowered.
(c) The prisoners be given better clothing.
(d) The work quotas be raised.
Short Answer Questions
1. How old is Ginzburg when she is writing this book?
2. Whom does Ginzburg finally meet face-to-face?
3. What are the women happy to do?
4. What helps Ginzburg sleep?
5. Who is Angelina Klimenko?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Vasily Petukhov decide to help Ginzburg survive?
2. What gives the prisoners a moment of happiness and how do they share their goods?
3. What new rule is forced upon the prisoners and how do they react to the restriction?
4. When is Ginzburg freed and what does she persist in believing in despite her life in prison?
5. What happens when Ginzburg is having a conversation with Zinaida Tulub?
6. What are some of the rules Ginzburg mentions as being cited on a paper hanging on the wall?
7. About what do the female prisoners disagree during their discussions on the train ride?
8. Upon what does Ginzburg reflect when she hears that Lenin's widow has died?
9. What range of sentences are the women whom Ginzburg meets given, and why does Ginzburg consider herself lucky?
10. Who is Marya Dogadkina and how is she described?
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