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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. Who is Zinaida Abramova?
2. What is the so-called method when Ginzburg is harshly interrogated by uninterrupted interrogation with different interrogators?
3. What was Julia Karepova's career before imprisonment?
4. What does Ginzburg want to prove?
5. Why does Ginzburg try to clean up herself?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Ginzburg discover about the charges against her as she is traveling back to Moscow?
2. Who is Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg and why is she awakened early in the morning on December 1, 1934?
3. Who are some of Ginzburg's cellmates at Krasin Street Prison?
4. Describe the interrogation of Ginzburg by Livanov.
5. Describe the situation that occurs concerning Carola Heintschke.
6. What is mentioned about the Red Tatary and why does Ginzburg threaten one prisoner in French?
7. What happens on February 7, 1937, and why is one of Ginzburg's former students in particular agony about it?
8. How do the prisoners communicate in Krasin, and what disturbing piece of news does Ginzburg receive in one such communication?
9. Who are Ginzburg's new cell mates?
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
Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:
1. Fully explain why you think Journey Into the Whirlwind is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?
2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.
3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.
4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
People are an important part of what makes Journey Into the Whirlwind interesting. Discuss the following:
1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Eugenia Ginzburg. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Stalin. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Julia. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
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