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

Joseph Stein
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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. After Perchik explains where he came from, what does Mordcha sarcastically ask?

2. At the wedding, after the rabbi prays over a glass goblet of wine, what do Tzeitel and Motel do?

3. After Golde talks to Tevye about Lazar Wolf, what does Tevye agree to do?

4. After the Sabbath, where does Tevye go to meet Lazar in order to talk to him?

5. When Golde asks Tevye where his horse is, what does Tevye reply?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Golde initially respond to what her departed grandmother, Grandma Tzeitel, reveals to Tevye in his dream?

2. In Tevye's conversation with God about poverty and hardship, what does he say about being poor?

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

4. What does Tevye say to the audience as he's thinking through his decision regarding Lazar's request to marry Tzeitel?

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

6. As Yente compliments Golde's daughters while they prepare for the Sabbath, what does she say about having a husband?

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

8. Describe the blessing the rabbi gives the Tsar as the story opens.

9. Where are some of the main characters headed to since they are forced out of their village?

10. How do Tevye and Lazar react once they realize they've been talking about two completely different matters?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does the fiddler on the roof represent the instability that the Jewish villagers in Anatevka live with on a regular basis?

Essay Topic 2

Provide three examples showing how traditions are changing in Anatevka.

1. What serves as a catalyst for change in each case?

2. Does each change benefit anyone? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the traditional roles for the papas, mamas, sons, and daughters of the village.

1. For each group, describe what aspects of their specified role brings about a sense of discontentment.

2. Despite this discontent, why are the villagers reluctant to bring about change?

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