Gimpel the Fool Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Although he is furious, why doesn't Gimpel awaken Elka in a rage?
(a) He doesn't want to awaken the baby with fright.
(b) He is jealous that Elka has won over his new girlfriend.
(c) He isn't really angry.
(d) He knows the baby likes to sleep next to its mother.

2. Does Gimpel believe Elka's story about the child?
(a) Yes.
(b) He isn't sure.
(c) Yes, but he knows he can't tell fact from fiction, so really no.
(d) No.

3. What evidence does Gimpel give that the child is not his?
(a) The child was born 17 weeks after their wedding.
(b) Gimpel and Elka had not had sex.
(c) Gimpel is infertile.
(d) The child looks nothing like him.

4. What is the true relation of the person who lives with Elka?
(a) He is her uncle.
(b) He is her brother.
(c) He is her illegitimate son.
(d) He is her cousin.

5. How are Elka's premarital demands met?
(a) Gimpel takes a mistress.
(b) The townspeople take up a collection.
(c) Gimpel builds a new house.
(d) Gimpel buys a dog.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the child's favorite person?

2. What does Gimpel do while Elka is in childbirth?

3. How does Elka look when Gimpel visits her home?

4. As a joke, what do the townspeople tell Gimpel has happened to his parents?

5. What story does Elka tell Gimpel in an attempt to convince him that the child is his?

(see the answer key)

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