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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. What did Gendelman do for a living?
(a) He was a lawyer.
(b) He was a soldier.
(c) He was a doctor.
(d) He was a teacher.

2. How many civilians lived in the ground under Kotlas, a checkpoint into northeastern Russia?
(a) 2,000.000.
(b) 20,000.
(c) 2,000.
(d) 200,000.

3. Which of the following camps was known for being lice ridden?
(a) Novosibirsk.
(b) Usman.
(c) Vologda.
(d) Irkutsk.

4. Which of the following facts about hunger strikes is NOT true?
(a) The last hunger strike took place in 1937.
(b) Stalin called hunger strikes counter-revolutionary.
(c) Hunger strikes claimed more lives than dysentery in the camps.
(d) Hunger strikes were made illegal in 1930.

5. How many days did the first hunger strike in Gulag last?
(a) 9 days.
(b) 21 days.
(c) 15 days.
(d) 27 days.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following methods was NOT used as a way to prevent prisoners from engaging in hunger strikes?

2. Which of the following preparations was NOT performed before the cattle cars were deemed fit for use for the prisoners?

3. Who were Zeks?

4. Which of the following phrases was often chalked on the sides of the cattle cars used to transport prisoners?

5. Which of the following medical conditions did Lenin suffer from in 1922?

Short Essay Questions

1. What would prisoners drink while being transported?

2. When and where did the first Gulag hunger strike occur?

3. Why did the Bolshevik Army turn on the church, and what do it get in return?

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

5. What was Vlasov put on trial for in the last of Russia's open trials?

6. How did the peasants of Kotlas live after a Gulag prison was set up on their land in 1938?

7. What changed about capital punishment after the revolt of 1952 in the Gulag prisons?

8. What were stolypins?

9. What happened in the trial of Shakhty?

10. What types of prisoners were separated from the native population at Gulag?

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