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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What mountain spring did the narrator and his three companions reach at the beginning of "Dry Rations"?
(a) Nintekuv.
(b) Supktov.
(c) Duskania.
(d) Mitenth.

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

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

4. Who did Gorbunov kill in "Major Pugachov's Last Battle"?
(a) A man who took his shoes.
(b) A guard.
(c) Another prisoner.
(d) A man who took his bread.

5. What did the narrator claim had left all men, in "Dry Rations," because of the long fasts that they suffered through?
(a) All will to live.
(b) All desire to survive.
(c) All human emotions.
(d) All need for food.

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

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

8. What prints did the men in "Dry Rations" follow to get to the spring?
(a) Tractor prints.
(b) Solider's foot prints.
(c) Deer prints.
(d) Wagon prints.

9. What did the narrator claim was a "special joy for a convict"? ("Dry Rations")
(a) To eat alone.
(b) To have thick soup.
(c) To eat with friends.
(d) To prepare food.

10. What are the bathhouse sessions referred to in "In the Bathhouse"?
(a) Myths.
(b) Lies.
(c) Hate-fueled.
(d) Tyranny.

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

12. Because of the barrenness of the winter, as described in "A Pushover Job," how far could a person be seen from?
(a) Half a mile away.
(b) A mile away.
(c) A quarter mile away.
(d) 500 feet away.

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

14. What did the narrator say that he refused to listen to? ("Sententious.")
(a) Fairy tales.
(b) Love stories.
(c) Songs.
(d) Promises.

15. What did the narrator, in "Sententious," claim that each day brought?
(a) The urge to escape.
(b) The renewed hope of life.
(c) The danger of a "lurch into death."
(d) The desire to die.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the religious sect spoken about in "Quiet"?

2. How long had Merzlakov been in the camp (according to "Shock Therapy")?

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

4. What was the only way that prisoners could stand by the stove in "Quiet"?

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

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