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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 do the two women continue to hide?
(a) Fish bones and medicine.
(b) Letters smuggled into them from their families.
(c) Their writings.
(d) Notes from other prisoners.
2. Why does Ginzburg hide the fact that she is ill?
(a) She is afraid she'll be executed.
(b) She is not ill.
(c) She does not want to be separated from her friends.
(d) She is afraid of the incompetence of the physicians.
3. Why do the prisoners want the guards to open windows and other sources of fresh air?
(a) There is smoke in the cell blocks.
(b) There is a contagious flu going around.
(c) Fresh air is the only thing that reminds the prisoners of the outside.
(d) The cells are beginning to have a lot of mold in them.
4. What happens to what they see?
(a) A guard kills it.
(b) It falls through the drain.
(c) A guard destroys it.
(d) A hawk grabs it.
5. To what task is Ginzburg assigned in Elgen?
(b) Felling timber.
(d) Quarry work.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are the prisoners told to do before being transferred?
2. What do the two women do at night instead of sleeping?
3. What is Julia determined to see?
4. Where is Ginzburg assigned?
5. Who is "Grandma" Nastya?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Vasily Petukhov decide to help Ginzburg survive?
2. What does Dr. Pickwick insist upon in treating Julia and Ginzburg?
3. About what do the female prisoners disagree during their discussions on the train ride?
4. What is Julia determined to do and what does she save for the day?
5. What happens that causes Julia and Ginzburg to eat their hoarded supply of sugar and bread?
6. What small joy do Ginzburg and the other prisoners enjoy when the Black Maria is late?
7. How does Ginzburg compare Kostik to Keyzin?
8. What new rule is forced upon the prisoners and how do they react to the restriction?
9. How old is Ginzburg when she is writing this book and what does she find difficult to believe?
10. What does Ginzburg learn about her father and how does this seem to cause unwarranted punishment?
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