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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What did Golubev fake so he would not have to return to work? ("A Piece of Meat")
(a) A broken rib.
(b) Appendicitis.
(c) Hearing loss.
(d) A broken back.

3. What did the narrator refuse to give up at the end of "Prosthetic Appliances"?
(a) His leg.
(b) His hand.
(c) His soul.
(d) His coat.

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

5. What happened to Garkunov at the end of "On Tick"?
(a) He died.
(b) He escaped.
(c) He fell asleep.
(d) He gave in to the requests.

6. How long had Merzlakov been in the camp (according to "Shock Therapy")?
(a) One year.
(b) A year and a half.
(c) Six days.
(d) Two years.

7. Who was denied hot food for refusing to give up his prosthetic arm?
(a) Shor.
(b) Panin.
(c) Grisha.
(d) Karavaev.

8. What did Pesniakevich's mother own in Minsk? ("Prosthetic Appliances.")
(a) A bookstore.
(b) A coffee shop.
(c) A laundry.
(d) A whore-house.

9. Fedya Shapov had been a member of what league prior to becoming a prisoner?
(a) The Imperialist League.
(b) The Red Power League.
(c) The Youth League of Russia.
(d) The Young Communist League.

10. What had Merzlakov received for breakfast on the morning that he compared humans to livestock?
(a) Three spoonfuls of porridge.
(b) Two eggs.
(c) An ounce of milk.
(d) One slice of bread.

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

12. What did the two men, from "A Pushover Job," place into the bag of pine needles?
(a) A stick.
(b) A rabbit.
(c) A stone.
(d) A watch.

13. In "Carpenters," for how long had the fog been so thick that a man was not able to be seen from "two paces away"?
(a) A month.
(b) One week.
(c) Forever.
(d) 2 days.

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

15. How many parts did the men have to divide their rations into? ("Dry Rations.")
(a) 30.
(b) 50.
(c) 60.
(d) 70.

Short Answer Questions

1. What dessert were the prisoners fed in "Quiet"?

2. What prints did the men in "Dry Rations" follow to get to the spring?

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

4. For Potashnikov, how long did his breakfast sustain his work? ("Carpenters.")

5. In "The Snake Charmer," how long did Platonov say that he had been in Jankhar?

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