Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What news does the matchmaker deliver to Golde and her daughters regarding the butcher, Lazar Wolf?
2. Where does Tevye live?
3. At their wedding, where do Tzeitel and Motel stand relative to other people?
4. Why does the matchmaker feel that the shoemaker's daughter, who has poor eyesight, is a good match for a particular young man?
5. In the "Tradition" song, each daughter is prepared to marry ____________.
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the confusion during the conversation between Tevye and Lazar at the inn.
2. Why does the matchmaker feel that the shoemaker's daughter is a perfect match for someone in particular?
3. How does the wedding ceremony end?
4. Near the end of the story, what does the constable tell Tevye and the other villagers?
5. Why does an argument break out during Motel and Tzeitel's wedding reception?
6. List some of the rumors Yente spreads after reading the letter Perchik sent Hodel.
7. What is the mood at Tevye and Golde's house as everyone prepares for the Sabbath?
8. After much drinking and merriment following Tevye's permission to Lazar to marry his daughter, what do these two say to each other about how they'll be related after the wedding?
9. How does Tevye respond to the news the constable gives him right after he agrees to Lazar marrying Tzeitel?
10. Describe the conversation between Yente and Tzeitel regarding Perchik's letter.
How does the fiddler on the roof represent the instability that the Jewish villagers in Anatevka live with on a regular basis?
Describe the tenuous friendship between Tevye and the constable.
1. Explain how the fiddler on the roof serves as a perfect representation of what this friendship is built upon.
2. Discuss how each of the following figures into this unusual friendship: Humor, caution, trust, betrayal.
Select one character that goes through a major transformation from the beginning of the story to the conclusion.
1. How does he or she transform?
2. Does this transformation have greater ramifications in the village?
3. Is this individual a better person in the end because of the transformation? Why or why not?
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