Bread Givers Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What color roses does Sara buy for her hat?

2. What does Reb start wearing on a normal basis in Chapter 29?

3. Who is Mrs. Feinstein?

4. How do the girls at Sara's job treat her?

5. Where does Max Goldstein say real estate is booming?

Short Essay Questions

1. What items does Shenah bring Sara when she vists her at her apartment in Chapter 11?

2. What does Max Goldstein look like?

3. Describe Mrs. Feinstein.

4. Why does Sara see her graduation day from college as being bittersweet?

5. Why is Shenah so weak when Sara sees her in Chapter 18?

6. Why do the girls at Sara's laundry job treat her cruelly?

7. Describe the apartment Sara moves into after college.

8. How does being around Max Goldstein change Sara?

9. How is Sara treated differently than the man behind her when she is getting beef stew at the cafeteria?

10. How does Sara feel about her surroundings when she first goes to college?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Characters in Bread Givers are often dedicated to one sole task or purpose throughout the story. Write an essay explaining why certain characters in Bread Givers are dedicated to one element or another. How are these characters made distinctive and unique because of their desires in life? In what way or ways is their steadfast dedication used against them in certain circumstances? How is it used to their advantage at times? Explain your rationale by providing examples from the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Hugo Seelig is different from many of the men Sara meets in Bread Givers. He is intelligent, understanding, and kind. He also values Sara's education and profession when others do not. Write an essay explaining the things that make Hugo Seelig so special. Why is Sara so drawn to him when she meets him? How does he help her out? How is he different from other males in the story? In what way does being a principal strengthen his character and give him values other characters lack? Explain your rationale by providing examples from the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Food is often used to connect events throughout the story. Whether it be Shenah's cooking or the food in the cafeteria on Grand Street, the end result is the same. Write an essay detailing where and when food is used to connect events in Bread Givers. What does food symbolize? Shenah is known for making which dishes? The food at the Grand Street Cafeteria represents what to Sara and other working girls? Why is Mrs. Feinstein's cooking brought up as a subject at the end of the story? Use examples from the book to support your writing.

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