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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) Get a good nights rest.
(c) Decide to die.
(d) Find hope in life.

2. What was Glebov's old occupation before being sent to the camps?
(a) A dentist.
(b) A lawyer.
(c) A carpenter.
(d) A doctor.

3. To what Shakespearean character was the taker of "meat" compared?
(a) Lorenzo.
(b) MacBeth.
(c) Antonio.
(d) Shylock.

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

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

6. Why did Kurchen write his letter with his left hand instead of his right?
(a) He was crippled on his right side.
(b) He had been shot in the right shoulder.
(c) He lost his right hand in the ovens.
(d) His right hand had been burned.

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

8. What appeared on a tree stump at the end of "Sententious"?
(a) A record-player.
(b) A pouch of tobacco.
(c) A pint of vodka.
(d) A clean pair of underware.

9. What did the narrator say was the only thing that a prisoner would wash if he were only allotted a spoonful of water to bathe?
(a) His mouth.
(b) His eyes.
(c) His ears.
(d) His nose.

10. What did the narrator, in "Sententious," claim was the first pity to return?
(a) Pity for loved-ones.
(b) Pity for self.
(c) Pity for animals.
(d) Pity for mankind.

11. What did Garkunov have under his dirty undershirt?
(a) A linen shirt.
(b) A sweater.
(c) A flak jacket.
(d) A fleece jacket.

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

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

14. For Potashnikov, how long did his breakfast sustain his work? ("Carpenters.")
(a) 150 minutes.
(b) One hour.
(c) 90 Minutes.
(d) 120 minutes.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In "A Pushover Job," which northern tree did the narrator state that he loved the most?

2. How many axe handles were the men in "Carpenters" required to make every day?

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 did Golubev fake so he would not have to return to work? ("A Piece of Meat")

5. In "Prosthetic Appliances," what would a guard mark a cell with if the cell was not to receive hot food?

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