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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Perchik wants to know why Hodel is so interested in the rabbi's son, what does she say?
(a) He's smart, handsome, and well respected.
(b) At least he doesn't have crazy ideas about changing the world.
(c) It's absolutely none of his business.
(d) She's been good friends with the rabbi's son since they were seven.

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

3. Despite how the villagers feel about Motel and Tzeitel's upcoming wedding, what do they say to Motel?
(a) Be prosperous and fruitful.
(b) Mazeltov.
(c) Good luck.
(d) How could you?

4. What news does the matchmaker deliver to Golde and her daughters regarding the butcher, Lazar Wolf?
(a) He's interested in Tzeitel.
(b) His son is interested in Tzeitel.
(c) He has been imprisoned.
(d) He has a gift for them.

5. Motel is afraid to talk to Tevye about wanting to marry Tzeitel, claiming that he's only what?
(a) An aspiring writer.
(b) A plain young man.
(c) A humble farmer.
(d) A poor tailor.

6. When the Russians join in on the celebratory song and dance between Lazar, Tevye, and other Jews, what is part of the blessing they offer?
(a) May life bring you abundance.
(b) May you have many children.
(c) May all your dreams come true.
(d) May we live together in peace.

7. What does Golde realize once Tevye finishes relating his nightmare to her?
(a) Tzeitel marrying Motel is for the best.
(b) Tevye made the whole thing up.
(c) Lazar is a terrible man.
(d) Grandmother Tzeitel doesn't know what she's talking about.

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

9. At the wedding of Tzeitel and Motel, where do the men and women go?
(a) Everyone mingles.
(b) Women in the front, men in the back.
(c) Women with the children, men with the elders.
(d) Men on one side, women on the other side.

10. When the two Russians who were bothering Chava leave, what does Fyedka do?
(a) Wraps a bandage around his hand.
(b) Apologizes to Chava.
(c) Laughs at Chava.
(d) Reports their behavior to the constable.

11. What does Golde tell Tevye about Lazar Wolf as Tevye tries to pray?
(a) He wants to marry one of their daughters.
(b) He would be a good match for one of their daughters.
(c) He wants to talk to him.
(d) He will stop by soon.

12. How many children does the matchmaker have?
(a) One son.
(b) Two daughters.
(c) None.
(d) Three sons and a daughter.

13. 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) Always look on the bright side of life.
(c) Never trust an employer.
(d) Never turn your back on a competitor.

14. At their wedding, where do Tzeitel and Motel stand relative to other people?
(a) High up on a platform.
(b) Center.
(c) Back.
(d) Left side.

15. What does the spirit of Lazar Wolf's first wife indicate she'll do to Tzeitel?
(a) Drown her.
(b) Haunt her daily.
(c) Choke her.
(d) Drive her out of town.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the conclusion of Act 1, Scene 1, why are Golde and Tevye's daughters hoping the matchmaker will take her time finding them a match?

2. Why are traditions important to Tevye?

3. When Golde asks Tevye where his horse is, what does Tevye reply?

4. What kind of shop does Motel own?

5. At their wedding, what is placed over Motel and Tzeitel?

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