Kolyma Tales Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much oatmeal did the convicts receive in their portions? ("Land-Lease")

2. How many carpenters were allowed to be retained in "Magic"?

3. What kind of underwear had the narrator not worn in years? ("The Train.")

4. In 1939, what quarantine had the narrator and five others endured? ("Esperanto.")

5. What provided unexpected joy for the narrator in "The Lawyers' Plot"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened at the end of "Esperanto" to the narrator"?

2. What bliss did the narrator find while in Irkutsk? ("The Train.")

3. What was the narrator shocked by about the blade of the bulldozer? ("Land-Lease.")

4. Why did the narrator decide that he had not been lucky in getting called to Romanov's home? ("The Lawyer's Plot.")

5. What about the Senior Supervisor-Ministry of Internal Affairs' name impressed the narrator in "The Lawyer's Plot"?

6. How did the narrator come to remember the story "Esperanto"?

7. What was written on the cell ceiling of the monastery basement? ("My First Tooth.")

8. Why was Golubev called to Stukov's home in "Magic"?

9. Where did the narrator hide his money during his train ride? ("The Train.")

10. Why was the new chief of political control at the hospital? ("The Chief of Political Control.")

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the impact that the text had on you. Did you feel as though the text was a stretch of the truth? Did you feel as though the information given by the author was truthful and realistic? Support your focus with textual evidence.

Essay Topic 2

Based upon the text, what three things do you think that the forced-laborers in Kolyma needed to survive? Find three different needs and explain why they were necessary for survival in Kolyma.

Essay Topic 3

Based off of the text as a whole, describe the kind of life that a man in the Kloyma forced-labor camps lived. What did their days consist of? What were their fears? What was expected of them? How were they treated?

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