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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Shandel crosses the stage in a rush and a woman asks her where she's running, Shandel replies ________________.
2. Through Tevye's conversation with God, what do we learn about Tzeitel and Motel after their wedding?
3. When Tevye comes in following Perchik's marriage proposal to Hodel, Perchik says he has bad news and good news. What is the good news?
4. As the pair sits together at the railroad station ________________.
5. When the wedding ceremony is over and the celebrating begins, what does Mordcha say when he asks for silence?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Tevye tries to strictly adhere to tradition, but often his heart wins out, resulting in a compromise with tradition.
1. Describe the internal turmoil Tevye feels as he is pulled in opposite directions by tradition and by his heartstrings.
2. Cite examples where he reaches a compromise. How does he manage to follow his heart while keeping his honor?
Essay Topic 2
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 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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