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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the sectarian need his extra portion of food to do? ("Quiet.")
(a) Lok forward to the next day.
(b) Decide to die.
(c) Get a good nights rest.
(d) Find hope in life.

2. What kind of bird did the narrator say was unafraid of people and could be shot easily? ("Sententious.")
(a) Pheasant.
(b) Duck.
(c) Grouse.
(d) Quail.

3. What did the narrator claim was the last human emotion? ("Sententious.")
(a) Love.
(b) Hate.
(c) Bitterness.
(d) Fear.

4. What did the narrator say "materialized out of nowhere"? ("Sententious.")
(a) Food.
(b) Bread.
(c) People.
(d) Song.

5. At the beginning of "In The Night," what had just ended?
(a) Breakfast.
(b) Lunch.
(c) Noon tea.
(d) Supper.

6. In "Major Pugachov's Last Battle," what keys did Gorbunov come to the guardhouse to get?
(a) The bathhouse keys.
(b) The food storeroom keys.
(c) The grain room keys.
(d) The clothing room keys.

7. How many men were standing in the corridor awaiting a strip search? ("Prosthetic Appliances.")
(a) 3.
(b) 6.
(c) 12.
(d) 8.

8. How many axe handles were the men in "Carpenters" required to make every day?
(a) 70.
(b) 50.
(c) 90.
(d) 30.

9. In "In The Night," what were Glebov and Bagretsov looking for?
(a) A road to escape.
(b) A dead body.
(c) A bread supply.
(d) A lost purse.

10. According to Merzlakov, who were the first to die in the camps?
(a) The "starved men."
(b) The "scrawny men."
(c) The "larger men."
(d) The "hungry men."

11. What did Glebov want at the end of "In the Night"?
(a) A warm meal.
(b) A new coat.
(c) A smoke.
(d) A coffee.

12. In "Prosthetic Appliances," what would a guard mark a cell with if the cell was not to receive bread?
(a) XX.
(b) NB.
(c) XB.
(d) XXX.

13. What was the only way that prisoners could stand by the stove in "Quiet"?
(a) To dry their hands.
(b) To dry bread.
(c) To dry shoes.
(d) To warm their soup.

14. In "On Tick," what did the narrator say was the safest place to be?
(a) The guards' room.
(b) The horse-drivers' barracks.
(c) The food-storage room.
(d) The bathroom.

15. To whom was "Sententious" dedicated?
(a) Simon Gradstrom.
(b) Nadezhda Mandelshtam.
(c) Romentz Bulvikov.
(d) Nitkita Drezgrov.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the narrator sitting by at the opening of "The Snake Charmer"?

2. What did the narrator always fail to do in time for dinner? ("Sententious.")

3. How did the narrator, in "Sententious," perceive the tent in which he slept?

4. What did Merzlakov pretend was hurt so that he would not have to return to work?

5. Which of the following instruments were allowed to be used by political prisoners when under the watch of the worst camp heads?

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