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David Remnick
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In 1974, who was the first man forcibly exiled from the Soviet Union since Trotsky?
(a) Medvedev.
(b) Brezhnev.
(c) Solzhenitsyn.
(d) Gefter.

2. Remnick saw a man with no legs on his way to the Lenin Library. How was the man getting around?
(a) Using crutches.
(b) Using a wheelchair.
(c) Using a wagon.
(d) Pushing himself on a dolly cart.

3. What newspaper did Len Karpinsky work for and later edit?
(a) Pravda.
(b) Izvetia.
(c) Sovetskaya Rossiya.
(d) Moscow News.

4. How big was Remnick's Moscow apartment?
(a) Two rooms.
(b) Five rooms.
(c) One room.
(d) Four rooms.

5. How did Dmitri Vasiliyev say Russian children were being turned into alcoholics by the Jews?
(a) By slipping alcohol in the yogurt supply.
(b) By placing alcohol in soft drinks.
(c) By putting alcohol in pudding.
(d) By putting alcohol in ice cream.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the work site where Colonel Tretetsky and his men worked?

2. Where did Tretetsky serve before being assigned to the Military Prosecutor's Office?

3. Where was Yakovlev when the letter in the Sovetskaya Rossiya was published on March 13?

4. What is the setting for the books Journey into the Whirlwind and The Burn.

5. How many Polish soldiers were killed the first night in Kalinin?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did filmmaker Tofik Shakhverdiyev say it meant in 1988 to be a Stalinist?

2. How did Yakovlev know that the article "I Cannot Forsake Principles" was sanctioned?

3. Why did Natasha Rapoport not emigrate to Israel?

4. Why did Shakhnazarov say that Gorbachev, himself, and all the others who surrounded Gorbachev were double-thinkers?

5. Why did Sakharov become a dissident?

6. What central fact of Gorbachev's early life did he keep to himself until 1990?

7. How did Stalin gain absolute control over history?

8. Why did the salmon catch rot on Sakhalin Island?

9. What did Gorbachev do about the letter published March 13 in the Sovetskaya Rossiya?

10. What was the homeless situation in Moscow in 1988?

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