Questions and Answers: Part 1—The First Hearing—Chapters 8-9

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1. What does Rubashov imagine the officer thinks of him?

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2. How is the prisoners’ quadratic alphabet organized?

3. Why does Rubashov tell No. 402 when he last slept with a woman?

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4. Where does Rubashov meet Richard?

5. Why does the cab driver decide to give Rubashov a free ride?

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1. Rubashov imagines the officer thinks he is an arrogant, self-righteous intellectual who deserves to be executed.

2. The quadratic alphabet is organized as a square of letters containing five rows and five letters in each row.

3. Rubashov tells No. 402 when he last slept with a woman because No. 402 might provide him with a way to communicate with the other prisoners.

4. Rubashov meets Richard in the art museum of a small south German town.

5. The cab driver decides to give Rubashov a free ride because he sympathizes with the Party and he has realized that Rubashov is in the Party.

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