Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What eventually happens to Sagidullin?
2. Why does Ginzburg pass out?
3. What was Julia Karepova's career before imprisonment?
4. What does Lydia tell Ginzburg that God does?
5. Who is Captain Vevers?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Secretary Abdullin and what does he ask of Ginzburg?
2. How is Ginzburg's mother-in-law described and what does she advise Ginzburg?
3. What does one prisoner do and others follow that breaks up the horror of their situation momentarily?
4. Describe Captain Vevers' behavior to Ginzburg.
5. What are some of the rules Ginzburg mentions as being cited on a paper hanging on the wall?
6. What happens when Julia and Ginzburg see a flower in the courtyard?
7. What does Alexandra Alexandrovna advise Ginzburg?
8. Who teaches the new prisoners how to fake their lumber quota?
9. What new rule is forced upon the prisoners and how do they react to the restriction?
10. What do Ginzburg and her husband decide to do for the school holidays and what does she say about the people who are at the same vacation spot?
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of oppression in Journey Into the Whirlwind. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with oppression? Why? What are some symbols of oppression? What events demonstrate oppression? What do the major people think of oppression?
2. Trace and analyze the theme of courage in Journey Into the Whirlwind. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess courage? Why?
3. Trace and analyze the theme of humanity in Journey Into the Whirlwind. Why are some people not considered human by the author? What is considered humane in Journey Into the Whirlwind? What evidence is there of inhumanity? How do the people react to inhumanity?
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.
Discuss the following:
1. Who is/are the protagonists of the story and why?
2. Who is/are the antagonists of the story and why?
3. Which 3 secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot?
4. Are any of the characters dispensable and which ones? Why or why not?
5. Do you think this is a character-driven plot or an action-driven plot? Explain.
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