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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 activities could get a person sent to the punishment camps in TON?
(a) Spitting.
(b) Coughing.
(c) Belching.
(d) Scratching.

2. Which of the following medical conditions did Lenin suffer from in 1922?
(a) He suffered a heart attack.
(b) He suffered paralysis.
(c) He suffered a stroke.
(d) He suffered an aneurysm.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many civilians lived in the ground under Kotlas, a checkpoint into northeastern Russia?

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?

3. Which group of soldiers turned on the Russian church, demanding all its money?

4. What is another word for the trains that brought prisoners out to exile?

5. How many compartments were in a typical passenger car headed out to exile?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What would prisoners drink while being transported?

4. What surprises in the camps did prisoners remember that shocked their systems upon arrival?

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

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

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

8. Why did women sometimes go crazy when they found a scrap of paper in the transit camps?

9. How were toilet trips managed when transporting passengers?

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

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