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 claims that without their traditions, the villagers' lives would be ______________.
2. The village matchmaker, who has been a widow for a long time, claims that a bad husband:
3. While Tevye is introducing his family to Perchik, Motel arrives. What does Tevye say about Motel?
4. When a beggar gets only one coin this week, he complains that he got two coins the previous week. The donor explains he had a bad week, to which the beggar replies:
5. What does Perchik teach Hodel that he says he learned in Kiev?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Golde frantic when she locates Tevye to talk about Chava?
2. When Motel stops by asking for Tzeitel as Golde and the matchmaker converse, why does the matchmaker become suspicious?
3. After Perchik has a conversation with the angered villagers, he and Tevye talk. Summarize the conversation they have surrounding a piece of cheese.
4. When we first meet Tevye's daughters, what do we learn about Chava?
5. How does Tevye react to Golde telling him that Lazar Wolf wants to talk to him?
6. As Yente, the matchmaker, makes her way to Golde's house while the family prepares for the Sabbath, why does Tzeitel complain?
7. How does the wedding ceremony end?
8. As the wedding ceremony takes place, what do Tevye and Golde sing about?
9. How does Tevye respond to the news the constable gives him right after he agrees to Lazar marrying Tzeitel?
10. How does Hodel defend Perchik as she and Tevye wait at the train station?
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast Motel, Perchik, and Fyedka, the men who marry three of Tevye's daughters.
1. Which one does Tevye seem to favor? Why?
2. What lessons does Tevye learn, directly or indirectly, from each of his sons-in-law?
Essay Topic 2
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.
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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