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. Who is Fruma Sarah to Lazar Wolf?

2. In the lesson that Perchik tells Tevye's daughters about Laban and Jacob, what does Laban do?

3. When Yussel steps into Motel's shop to congratulate him for the upcoming wedding, what does Motel ask him?

4. Where does Tevye live?

5. When Perchik wants to know why Hodel is so interested in the rabbi's son, what does she say?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the audience led to believe in the scene where villagers are abuzz about the new arrival?

2. As Yente, the matchmaker, makes her way to Golde's house while the family prepares for the Sabbath, why does Tzeitel complain?

3. How are things made somewhat right with Chava in the end?

4. 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?

5. As people congratulate Motel on his upcoming wedding, why do their well wishes seem insincere?

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

7. How does Tzeitel take the news that she is to be married to Lazar Wolf?

8. After Tevye gives Lazar permission to marry his daughter, the constable appears. Describe what transpires.

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

10. When some of the villagers complain about the news they read and Mordcha ends up cursing the Tsar and the authorities, Perchik comes to the scene and questions them. Summarize that first conversation between Perchik and the villagers.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Golde and Tevye seem to fight all the time, but underneath the surface there is much tenderness they feel for each other.

1. Why do Golde and Tevye bicker constantly?

2. How does each character push the boundaries of the roles they are expected to follow?

3. How does the reader or the audience know that despite all the arguing, there is deep love in this relationship?

Essay Topic 2

A great deal of information is revealed through the songs of Fiddler On The Roof.

1. Explain the importance of the songs in this play.

2. Give examples describing how songs provide additional information to show the bigger picture.

3. How do some of these songs bring the villagers together?

Essay Topic 3

In trying to live up to their expected roles, many residents of Anatevka hide their true feelings from the world. Using supporting examples, explain how this is the case for the following characters:

1. Lazar Wolf, the butcher.

2. Motel, the tailor.

3. Chava, Tevye's daughter who loves to read.

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