Fiddler on the Roof Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1, Scene 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When a beggar gets only one coin this week, he complains that he got two coins the previous week. The donor explains he had a bad week, to which the beggar replies:
(a) Why should he suffer for someone else's bad week?
(b) What's the donor hiding in his coat pocket?
(c) He can't afford a bad week.
(d) It's all right so long as he gets three coins next week.

2. When Perchik makes fun of traditions that never change, what does Hodel do?
(a) Slaps him.
(b) Defends traditions.
(c) Agrees with him.
(d) Laughs loudly.

3. After teaching Tevye's daughters the story of Laban and Jacob, what does Perchik say is the moral of the story?
(a) Always pay your taxes.
(b) Never turn your back on a competitor.
(c) Never trust an employer.
(d) Always look on the bright side of life.

4. After the Sabbath, where does Tevye go to meet Lazar in order to talk to him?
(a) The inn.
(b) The general store.
(c) The market.
(d) An expensive restaurant.

5. When Golde and Tevye's daughters sing the "Matchmaker" song, which of the following is NOT part of the lyrics?
(a) Bring me a dream.
(b) Catch me a catch.
(c) Make me a match.
(d) Find me a find.

Short Answer Questions

1. After Tevye's celebratory mood is changed by the sobering conversation with the constable, what does the fiddler's appearance represent?

2. When Tevye finds himself alone with the constable, what does the constable tell him?

3. According to the "Tradition" song, what are the "Mamas" expected to do?

4. As everyone prepares for the Sabbath, what does Tzeitel tell Motel when they are alone?

5. Why are traditions important to Tevye?

(see the answer key)

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