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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Gamma express his anti-Semitic views?
(a) To anyone who would listen.
(b) Only to the people he trusted.
(c) Calmly.
(d) Violently.

2. Why was Gamma's writing weak?
(a) Previous success.
(b) Empathy.
(c) Proper doctrine.
(d) Human emotion.

3. While living in exile, how did Delta feel?
(a) A poor writer.
(b) A drunkard.
(c) Lonely and forgotten.
(d) Popular and well-liked.

4. When do Beta's stories show that people are good?
(a) Inherently.
(b) When life has meaning.
(c) Only when it directly benefits them.
(d) Only while acting within civilization.

5. After being captured as a Polish soldier, what happened to Delta?
(a) Was conscripted as a Russian soldier.
(b) Was released because he was too weak to work.
(c) Spent five years as a Russian prisoner.
(d) Spent five years in a German labor camp.

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

7. In Chapter 8, Milosz explains that the totalitarian states places such emotional strain on its citizens that what occurs?
(a) They cannot survive long as individuals.
(b) The people cannot be responsible for their actions.
(c) The strain itself determines their actions.
(d) They will cease to think for themselves.

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. While talking to Beker, who is about to be burned at the crematorium because he is too weak to work, what is Beta's attitude?
(a) Agitated and sad.
(b) Fearful of his own life.
(c) Malicious.
(d) Calm and detached.

10. What did Gamma's second wife wear?
(a) Heavy Russian boots.
(b) Nothing on her feet.
(c) Thick Polish shoes.
(d) Dainty calfskin shoes.

11. Beta described the concentration camp as he saw it; how should he have described it?
(a) As the Soviets wanted him to see it.
(b) As the liberating American saw it.
(c) As it really was.
(d) As the Nazis intended.

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

13. 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.

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

15. Why is Christianity the state's primary enemy?
(a) It fosters subservience.
(b) It creates class divisions.
(c) It fosters skepticism.
(d) It encourages radicalism.

Short Answer Questions

1. Delta would have fit well into what time period?

2. Why are workers told that it is a crime to strike?

3. In the concentration camp, what is Beta's job?

4. At a fairly young age, how did Beta die?

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

(see the answer keys)

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