Fiddler on the Roof Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the matchmaker feel that the shoemaker's daughter, who has poor eyesight, is a good match for a particular young man?
(a) He can't hear well.
(b) He's twice her age.
(c) He can afford to buy her glasses.
(d) He's not much to look at.

2. When the townspeople Mordcha and Mendel complain toTevye that he forgot their orders for the Sabbath, what does he reply?
(a) He forgot, and he's sorry.
(b) He had trouble with his horse.
(c) They failed to put in their order.
(d) They haven't paid him yet.

3. Who stays behind to keep an eye on Motel's shop when he leaves for a few moments?
(a) Hodel.
(b) Chava.
(c) Tzeitel.
(d) Tevye.

4. When addressing the audience at the start of the story, Tevye explains that in his community balance is kept through what?
(a) Tradition.
(b) Law and order.
(c) Poverty.
(d) Hard work.

5. Before coming to the village, Perchik was a university student where?
(a) Kiev.
(b) Kazan.
(c) Krakow.
(d) Kaunas.

6. Chava is reluctant to take the book Fyedka offers her. In the end, she _____________.
(a) Takes it.
(b) Storms out.
(c) Refuses it.
(d) Throws it down.

7. In the lesson that Perchik tells Tevye's daughters about Laban and Jacob, what does Laban do?
(a) Tricks Jacob.
(b) Throws Jacob into a well.
(c) Abandons Jacob.
(d) Steals from Jacob.

8. After Perchik explains where he came from, what does Mordcha sarcastically ask?
(a) Why he doesn't just go back there.
(b) If that is where he learned to criticize elders.
(c) If everyone there is such a know it all.
(d) Why he doesn't try to overthrow the Tsar.

9. Tevye claims that without their traditions, the villagers' lives would be ______________.
(a) As shaky as a fiddler on the roof.
(b) As lonely as a frightened fiddler.
(c) As empty as a drained milk jug.
(d) As cold as a Siberian winter.

10. Who appears to Tevye in his dream after Grandmother Tzeitel is done talking to him?
(a) Fruma Sarah.
(b) Lazar Wolf.
(c) Young Tzeitel.
(d) Uncle Mordechai.

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

12. After Tevye's celebratory mood is changed by the sobering conversation with the constable, what does the fiddler's appearance represent?
(a) The need to keep dancing and enjoying life.
(b) The need to be defiant in the face of danger.
(c) The desire to escape into a fantasy world.
(d) The desire to do crazy, radical things.

13. According to the "Tradition" song, what are the "Mamas" expected to do?
(a) Teach daughters to read.
(b) Feed the husband and wash clothes.
(c) Teach sons to pray.
(d) Raise the family and run the home.

14. Tevye tells Golde that in his dream, Grandmother Tzeitel looks pretty good considering that she's _____________.
(a) Ninety years old.
(b) Been dead for thirty years.
(c) Pretty angry at everyone.
(d) A transparent ghost.

15. When Tevye talks to himself about Lazar, wondering whether or not to give permission for the marriage, he says that ______________.
(a) This might be Tzeitel's only chance.
(b) He never really liked Lazar.
(c) Lazar would make an excellent husband.
(d) Tzeitel would be fine with marrying the butcher.

Short Answer Questions

1. After the Sabbath, where does Tevye go to meet Lazar in order to talk to him?

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

3. Why does the constable give Tevye confidential information?

4. When Sasha and another Russian harass Chava, what does Fyedka do?

5. At the wedding, after the rabbi prays over a glass goblet of wine, what do Tzeitel and Motel do?

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