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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. Which of the following phrases was often chalked on the sides of the cattle cars used to transport prisoners?
(a) "Fragile."
(b) "God Save the Queen."
(c) "Perishable Goods."
(d) "Hollywood or Bust."

2. Which of the following bunks were considered the best bunks to have in the summer?
(a) Bunks in the middle of the car.
(b) Bunks at the top of the car.
(c) Bunks at the bottom of the car.
(d) Bunks on the sides of the car.

3. Which of the following adjectives is NOT used to describe the academic civilians in Russia?
(a) Pious.
(b) Rotten.
(c) Slovenly.
(d) Useless.

4. Where were the prisoners who were sent into exile relocated to?
(a) Mongolia.
(b) Romania.
(c) Siberia.
(d) Bavaria.

5. Which group of soldiers turned on the Russian church, demanding all its money?
(a) The Bolsheviks.
(b) The Turncoats.
(c) The SRs.
(d) The Militia.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following terms was used to describe prisoners just arriving to exile?

2. What nationality of men were the last to attempt a hunger strike in the Gulag prisons?

3. What did Gulag prisoners steal from unsuspecting guards in the revolt of 1952?

4. How many days was a prisoner sent to punishment for if he were found guilty of unruliness?

5. Which of the following foods were prisoners allowed to eat on their way to exile?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What would prisoners drink while being transported?

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

5. Why was capital punishment banned in 1920?

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

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

8. Who was Palchinsky?

9. Who was in charge of preparing stolypins for prisoner use, and how were the stolypins prepared?

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

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