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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Tsarevsky say about Elvov?
2. What does Ginzburg call her mother-in-law?
3. Why is Ginzburg summoned to a Party meeting?
4. What does Ginzburg consider as she is traveling back to Moscow?
5. Where is Ginzburg put after her initial interrogations?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the "Conveyor Belt" interrogation method and how is it used on Ginzburg?
2. What is mentioned about the Red Tatary and why does Ginzburg threaten one prisoner in French?
3. Describe the situation that occurs concerning Carola Heintschke.
4. Describe the interrogation of Ginzburg by Livanov.
5. How is Ginzburg's situation changed on Red Army Day?
6. Where is Ginzburg being transferred and what is significant about the watch returned to her?
7. Who is Zinaida Abramova and how is she treated at the prison?
8. What does a friendly soldier tell Ginzburg on her way back to Butyrki after her trial?
9. How is Ginzburg's mother-in-law described and what does she advise Ginzburg?
10. Who summons Ginzburg after Elvov's arrest; what do they want with her, and how does she respond?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the following:
1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful memoir?
2. Analyze and discuss Journey Into the Whirlwind based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Journey Into the Whirlwind is a successful memoir.
3. Do you think the criteria for a successful memoir should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider Journey Into the Whirlwind a successful memoir? What about young teens?
Essay Topic 2
Choose one of the following to discuss:
1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in Journey Into the Whirlwind. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Ginzburg chooses the symbols he does?
2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the memoir. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Ginzburg chooses the metaphors she does?
3. Discuss Ginzburg's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, clifthangers, deux ex machina, etc.), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Ginzburg use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).
Essay Topic 3
Ginzburg's frustration over failing to prove her innocence increases to anger over the hypocrisy and corrupt nature of the hearings. The charges multiply against her. Suspicions, rumors, and false accusations are rippling throughout Soviet Russia, and as a result, no charges are being taken lightly. Ginzburg's charges now carry the weight of criminal offense.
1. Discuss how frustration might turn to anger in almost any situation. Use examples from Journey Into the Whirlwind and your own life to support your response.
2. What do you think the corruption of the hearings says about the government at the time? Use examples from Journey Into the Whirlwind and your own life to support your response.
3. Discuss the effects that suspicions, rumors, and false accusations might have on a society. Use examples from Journey Into the Whirlwind and your own life to support your response.
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