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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What language did Volodya use to greet Potok and his wife?
(a) Hebrew.
(b) Yiddish.
(c) Russian.
(d) English.

2. Who saved Volodya when he almost fell down the stairs?
(a) His nanny.
(b) His mother.
(c) His father.
(d) His older brother.

3. Why did Solomon have to change his name before going to Japan?
(a) So it didn't sound Jewish.
(b) He wanted a fresh start.
(c) He wife did not want to marry a Jew.
(d) It was easier to write in Japanese.

4. When did the Jews who survived in Russia ask for more freedom?
(a) The 1980s.
(b) The 1950s.
(c) The 1970s.
(d) The 1960s.

5. When did Volodya became ill, forcing his family to go back to Moscow?
(a) 1935.
(b) 1936.
(c) 1934.
(d) 1937.

6. When did the Slepak family finally get their visa out of Russia?
(a) October 1987.
(b) October 1986.
(c) October 1985.
(d) October 1988.

7. Who did Solomon return to Russia with?
(a) Igor Stravinsky.
(b) Gregory Alexeyev.
(c) Gregory Zarkhin.
(d) Markus Trenko.

8. Who did Solomon run into at the 1920 Comintern?
(a) Yury Andropov.
(b) Igor Stenko.
(c) Stalin.
(d) Gregory Zarkhin.

9. What means of transportation did Potok and his wife take for the last leg of their trip to meet Volodya?
(a) A plane.
(b) A car.
(c) A train.
(d) A boat.

10. Why did Lenin see an opportunity for Bolshevik expansion after WWI?
(a) The transportation system was in place for agents to move freely.
(b) The world's armies were depleted.
(c) Literacy was at its highest.
(d) The world's governments were weakened.

11. What did Volodya's family keep looking at after dinner?
(a) The window.
(b) The TV.
(c) The clock.
(d) The door.

12. How long did Rosa have marks on her head?
(a) 3 years.
(b) 5 years.
(c) 2 years.
(d) 10 years.

13. How many Jews were in Russia by the end of the 1800s?
(a) 0.9 million.
(b) 5 million.
(c) 3 million.
(d) 2 million.

14. When was the area known today as Russia first colonized?
(a) 7th century.
(b) 8th century.
(c) 10th century.
(d) 6th century.

15. What was the capital of the first country created by the first settlers in Russia?
(a) Moscow.
(b) Kiev.
(c) Volvograd.
(d) Stalingrad.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Solomon imprisoned as a political prisoner?

2. Where were Volodya's sons living at the time of Potok's visit in Russia?

3. How were Solomon's children delivered in Japan?

4. How many delegates formed the second Congress of the Comintern?

5. Where did Solomon's family move from Dubrovno to when he was 3?

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