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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 Ginzburg call her mother-in-law?
2. For how long does this form of interrogation last?
3. What is significant about the date February 15, 1937?
4. Who summons Ginzburg?
5. Who is Captain Vevers?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Zinaida Abramova and how is she treated at the prison?
2. Where is Ginzburg being transferred and what is significant about the watch returned to her?
3. Who is Professor Elvov and how does he have bearing on Ginzburg's life?
4. Where is Ginzburg taken and what does she remember after seeing the place?
5. What happens on February 7, 1937, and why is one of Ginzburg's former students in particular agony about it?
6. Who summons Ginzburg after Elvov's arrest; what do they want with her, and how does she respond?
7. Describe the interrogation of Ginzburg by Livanov.
8. Who are some of Ginzburg's cellmates at Krasin Street Prison?
9. What does Ginzburg discover about the charges against her as she is traveling back to Moscow?
10. What is mentioned about the Red Tatary and why does Ginzburg threaten one prisoner in French?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
1. What is foreshadowing? How many incidences of foreshadowing are in Journey Into the Whirlwind? How does foreshadowing contribute to a book's suspense?
2. Discuss an example of foreshadowing in Journey Into the Whirlwind including why you believe it is foreshadowing. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.
3. How do you think Ginzburg reacts to uncertainty in her life? Use examples from Journey Into the Whirlwind and your own life to support your opinion.
Essay Topic 3
Grandmother warns Ginzburg that a trap is being set for her, and that she should go as far away as she possibly can. But Ginzburg wants to prove her innocence, and her husband dismisses the idea of leaving. Ginzburg recounts that some intelligent people did indeed escape Communist oppression by slipping away to distant places. But Ginzburg admits she was not one of them.
1. Why do you think Ginzburg felt so strongly about proving her innocence? Use examples from Journey Into the Whirlwind and your own life to support your response.
2. Discuss how you think someone like Ginzburg might feel about her decision to not leave by the end of her ordeal. Do you think she may have regretted not leaving? Why or why not? Use examples from Journey Into the Whirlwind and your own life to support your response.
3. Discuss what it might imply about a person to know that a trap by an oppressive government might be set for her and still not take steps to avoid the trap. Use examples from Journey Into the Whirlwind and your own life to support your response.
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