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. Tevye's conversation with the constable reveals that _______________.

2. Tevye convinces himself that by marrying Lazar, Tzeitel will never know what?

3. When Tevye tells Golde that Grandmother Tzeitel appeared in his dream, what does Golde ask?

4. At their wedding, where do Tzeitel and Motel stand relative to other people?

5. Who appears to Tevye in his dream after Grandmother Tzeitel is done talking to him?

Short Essay Questions

1. Summarize the story Perchik tells Tevye's youngest daughters while they peel potatoes.

2. Once the constable leaves after telling Tevye there will be some mild roughhousing by Russian soldiers coming up soon, what does Tevye say to God?

3. When we first meet Tevye's daughters, what do we learn about Chava?

4. List some of the rumors Yente spreads after reading the letter Perchik sent Hodel.

5. What work arrangement does Perchik make with Tevye?

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

7. What does Yussel say when Motel asks if he has a wedding hat for him? How does Motel reply?

8. Why does the matchmaker feel that the shoemaker's daughter is a perfect match for someone in particular?

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

10. How does Tevye react to Golde telling him that Lazar Wolf wants to talk to him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Even though tradition is important to Golde, she puts family first. Using examples, show how Golde serves as the one who keeps the family united.

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

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?

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