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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. During Gamma's youth, Poland gradually separated along what lines?
(a) The traditional right and Soviet left.
(b) Pro-Semitic and anti-Semitic.
(c) The nationalistic right and socialist left.
(d) The capitalists and communists.

2. Apart from his poetry, what was Delta's personality?
(a) Sly and fearful.
(b) Completely deceitful.
(c) Optimistic and cheerful.
(d) Sly and gloomy.

3. In Chapter 5, how is Beta characterized?
(a) Shy and aloof.
(b) Impossible to understand.
(c) Shy and arrogant.
(d) Outspoken and arrogant.

4. Why did Delta begin to write violently anti-Semitic poems?
(a) He cared more about his audience than about the content.
(b) He had begun to think along those lines.
(c) He cared deeply about the political change going on around him.
(d) The Communist Party commanded him to write them.

5. As detailed in Chapter 6, what was the first maxim of the communist rule as it established power in a newly-conquered country?
(a) Make the people happy so they agree.
(b) Impose educational reforms.
(c) Set minimal demands.
(d) Crush opposition at all cost.

6. Chapter 6 opens with a picture of Vilna, which is a city of __________ .
(a) Streams.
(b) Forests.
(c) Beaches.
(d) Gardens.

7. As Beta relates, when Greek prisoners cannot march because they are too weak, how are they first punished?
(a) With beatings.
(b) With death.
(c) With sticks tied to their legs.
(d) With three days' hard labor.

8. When someone asked about his family and origins, how would Delta answer?
(a) Answer questions about his town but not about his family.
(b) Fall silent.
(c) Go into great detail about his hometown.
(d) Tell a different story every time.

9. Where did the man Gamma grow up?
(a) The country.
(b) A party member's home.
(c) The city.
(d) An eighteenth-century palace.

10. Beta wrote poems characterized by what?
(a) Lack of faith and the facing of death as reality.
(b) Leaning on the poet's weak faith in an effort to flee death.
(c) Crying out to God for deliverance.
(d) Taking bitter joy in the despair of the poet's surroundings.

11. Catholic Communists gradually lose everything except what aspect?
(a) The language of religion.
(b) Their trust in the Virgin Mary.
(c) A basic belief in God.
(d) Their sense of guilt.

12. How were Gamma's interactions with people characterized?
(a) With deceit and artifice.
(b) By his drive for power.
(c) With complete honesty.
(d) By his loyalty to the party.

13. How was Delta's cheerful poetry treated?
(a) Scorned by the party as sentimental.
(b) Ignored by the party.
(c) Put to good use by the party.
(d) Mocked by the public.

14. In Chapter 8, how does the party treat whatever is not expressed?
(a) It is not important.
(b) It is not dangerous.
(c) It is most dangerous.
(d) It does not exist.

15. Why do Party dialecticians change the Method when necessary?
(a) They are forced to modernize.
(b) Reality proves the Method to be unworkable.
(c) History has destroyed all other formulae which claim to be unerring.
(d) They want to stay one step ahead of the reactionaries.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the people's democracies, according the Chapter 8, what does the most serious battle concern?

2. What did Delta, in his enthusiasm, love?

3. What did Gamma's second wife wear?

4. As the NKVD began mass deportation, how did Gamma write communist propaganda?

5. According to Chapter 8, how does communism define the reactionary?

(see the answer keys)

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