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

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. With Tevye, Lazar, and other men roaming the streets drunk, the constable appears. What does he ask?

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

3. When Tevye asks Perchik how he makes money, what does Perchik say?

4. Why does the constable give Tevye confidential information?

5. Who stays behind to keep an eye on Motel's shop when he leaves for a few moments?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does an argument break out during Motel and Tzeitel's wedding reception?

2. Even though the family is poor, why does Golde gladly allow more people to join them for the Sabbath meal?

3. By the end of Tevye's dream sequence, what helps Golde to give up on the idea of Tzeitel marrying Lazar and accept that she is to wed Motel instead?

4. How does Hodel defend Perchik as she and Tevye wait at the train station?

5. What work arrangement does Perchik make with Tevye?

6. As the wedding ceremony takes place, what do Tevye and Golde sing about?

7. What does Tevye say regarding the Russians living in their village?

8. What does the new arrival turn out to be, and why is everyone excited about it?

9. Several months after Hodel leaves for Siberia, the villagers are running around excited about a "new arrival." Describe this scene.

10. What ruse does Tevye come up with to convince his wife that their daughter Tzeitel is to marry Motel, the tailor, instead of Lazar, the butcher?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Even though Tevye desires to be rich, how does he come to terms with being poor? What blessings does he count in his life? How do these blessings bring him wealth?

Essay Topic 2

Describe how the unfair eviction of the Jews from their village, Anatevka, turns out to be a second chance for them in disguise.

Essay Topic 3

Explain how the times when Tevye speaks to the audience, and also to God, work well to advance the story in the absence of a narrator.

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