Fiddler on the Roof Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After Tevye's talk with Chava regarding Fyedka, the audience finds Tevye talking with God and pulling his cart. Why isn't his horse pulling it?
(a) The horse has run off.
(b) He figures his horse has worked more than enough that day.
(c) The blacksmith is putting new shoes on his horse.
(d) The horse still has a bad leg.

2. The villagers want to know if Tevye has seen the constable because they heard rumors about _______________.
(a) An edict in St. Petersburg.
(b) The death of the Tsar.
(c) An increase in their taxes.
(d) Soldiers marching to their village.

3. Why is one of Tevye's daughters going to Siberia?
(a) The youngest will be going to school there.
(b) Perchik has been arrested and Hodel wants to go help him.
(c) Chava is running away to marry Fyedka.
(d) Tzeitel is going to ask for financial help from a relative there.

4. When Golde asks Yente which daughter gets which boy, what does the matchmaker reply?
(a) The boys should decide.
(b) The girls can pick.
(c) She hasn't decided that part yet.
(d) It makes no difference.

5. When Chava tries to talk to Tevye about the feelings she and Fyedka have for each other, Tevye says it would make him happy if _______________.
(a) She followed her heart.
(b) Fyedka left their village.
(c) She would let the matchmaker do her job.
(d) They remained friends from a distance.

6. The boys that the matchmaker brings Golde for her youngest daughters _______________.
(a) Are visiting their relatives in the village.
(b) Are brothers.
(c) Have the same first name.
(d) Are the matchmaker's nephews.

7. In the final scene, where does Motel say he, Tzeitel, and the baby will be going to?
(a) Moscow.
(b) New York City.
(c) Warsaw.
(d) Chicago.

8. Right before everyone leaves the village, Chava and Fyedka stop by to explain that they also are leaving because ________________.
(a) They can't live among people who would do this to others.
(b) Feelings are stronger than principle.
(c) Family always sticks together.
(d) They are not wanted in their neighborhood.

9. Through Tevye's conversation with God, what do we learn about Tzeitel and Motel after their wedding?
(a) They're happy despite living in poverty.
(b) They're desperately struggling to get by.
(c) Lazar won't leave them alone.
(d) They're having trouble in their marriage.

10. In his conversation with God following the wedding, what else does Tevye mention to God as needing attention?
(a) His cow's health.
(b) The roof of his house.
(c) His horse's leg.
(d) His dilapidated barn.

11. As Perchik tries to reason with Hodel, who is very upset, he explains that what happened at her sister's wedding _____________.
(a) Is a sign that the villagers have it in for him.
(b) Meant absolutely nothing.
(c) Was a simple misunderstanding.
(d) Is a sign of violence happening across the country.

12. Why is everyone shocked when, at Tzeitel's wedding reception, Perchik asks Hodel to dance with him?
(a) The first dance is reserved for the parents of the couple.
(b) The matchmaker has found someone else for Hodel.
(c) Perchik is much older than Hodel.
(d) It's against tradition for men and women to dance together.

13. What wedding gifts do Tevye and Golde give to the newly married couple, Tzeitel and Motel?
(a) Towels and scented soaps.
(b) Sewing machine and yards of cloth.
(c) Kitchen table, plates, and mugs.
(d) Featherbed, goose pillows, and candlesticks.

14. While Yente talks with Golde about possible matches for her youngest daughters, several men come to the house and ask for ______________.
(a) Tevye.
(b) Water.
(c) Soup.
(d) Perchik.

15. What does Lazar give the newlyweds, Tzeitel and Motel?
(a) A gold goblet.
(b) A silver platter.
(c) Two cows.
(d) Five chickens.

Short Answer Questions

1. Long after Tzeitel's wedding, upon hearing of big news, the villagers trade _______________.

2. Who helps the elderly rabbi to the table?

3. When everyone talks about big news, the audience is led to believe that Tzeitel and Motel _______________.

4. When gossip started by Yente spreads like wildfire, changing along the way, the village blames the supposed woes befalling Tevye's family upon _____________.

5. As the villagers ask Tevye if he's seen the constable and then share with him rumors they've heard, the constable walks in and tells everyone what?

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