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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 the years 1945-1946, how many prisoners were dying every day in every camp of Gulag?
(a) 50.
(b) 5,000.
(c) 500.
(d) 5.

2. Which of the following methods was NOT one prisoners used to try to figure out where they were going when being sent into exile?
(a) Sneaking maps in with their folded clothing.
(b) Asking other exiled prisoners for clues.
(c) Stealing glances at street signs through cracks in the wood.
(d) Marking the position of the sun.

3. Which of the following groups of workers was NOT considered a trusty in the prison system?
(a) Bath attendants.
(b) Food servers.
(c) Drill instructors.
(d) Clerks.

4. Which of the following topics did Gendelman get into a heated debate with Krylenko about?
(a) Ignoring justice.
(b) Tampering with evidence.
(c) Torturing witnesses.
(d) Bribing judges.

5. What nationality of men were the last to attempt a hunger strike in the Gulag prisons?
(a) Yugoslavian.
(b) Polish.
(c) Romanian.
(d) Bulgarian.

Short Answer Questions

1. How was time at Gulag measured?

2. Who famously uttered the words, "Intelligentsia are not the nation's brains, but their excrement"?

3. How old was Solzhenitsyn when he used to listen to the "boring, pallid daily records" of the trials?

4. Where were the prisoners who were sent into exile relocated to?

5. Which of the following adjectives is NOT used to describe the academic civilians in Russia?

Short Essay Questions

1. For what offenses could prisoners be sent to the punishment cells?

2. What did Lenin say to Gorky about the intelligentsia of Russia?

3. What would prisoners drink while being transported?

4. Why were six peasants shot in Tsarskoe Selo, and what was the response from the public?

5. Which prisons in the Gulag network does Solzhenitsyn remember living in as a prisoner?

6. How did prisoners figure out where they were being relocated, particularly when being sent into exile?

7. What were stolypins?

8. In what ways did the Gulag guards attempt to prevent hunger strikes from running rampant in the prisons?

9. What major change did Lenin make to the law right before he suffered his first stroke?

10. How did the public react to Vlasov's sentencing at his trial?

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