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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the narrator compare the hills to in "A Pushover Job"?
(a) Sugar cookies.
(b) Loaves of sugar.
(c) Frosted glass.
(d) Clouds.

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

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

4. In "The Snake Charmer," how long did Platonov say that he had been in Jankhar?
(a) 1 year.
(b) 6 months.
(c) 2 years.
(d) 5 years.

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

6. What dessert were the prisoners fed in "Quiet"?
(a) Fruit.
(b) Pudding.
(c) Cake.
(d) Sugared bread.

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

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

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

10. What did Potashnikov receive for dinner at the end of "Carpenters"?
(a) Grits.
(b) Oatmeal.
(c) Bread.
(d) Crackers.

11. 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) 2 days.
(b) One week.
(c) A month.
(d) Forever.

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

13. In "A Pushover Job," which northern tree did the narrator state that he loved the most?
(a) The dwarf pine.
(b) The giant elm.
(c) The dwarf cedar.
(d) The massive oak.

14. What was the name of the religious sect spoken about in "Quiet"?
(a) Hope in God.
(b) Forever Free.
(c) Know to Live.
(d) God Knows.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. From what book were the cards made from that were used in "On Tick"?

4. In "In The Night," what were Glebov and Bagretsov looking for?

5. What did the narrator, in "Sententious," claim that each day brought?

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