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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What ultimately happens to Elka?
(a) She becomes ill.
(b) She goes insane.
(c) She runs off.
(d) She leaves Gimpel.

2. How does Gimpel describe the person who brings food to Elka?
(a) As a goodhearted lad.
(b) As a curmudgeon.
(c) As a bum.
(d) As a thief.

3. What does Gimpel tell the Rabbi he actually saw by Elka in his bed?
(a) A lump of pillows.
(b) A hallucination.
(c) Nothing--he made it all up.
(d) The shadow of a beam.

4. Does GImpel let himself be persuaded to do what his dream suggests?
(a) Maybe.
(b) No.
(c) Yes.
(d) He can't remember.

5. After leaving Frampol, how does Gimpel always envision Elka?
(a) As a devil.
(b) As an angel but without wings.
(c) In her wedding gown.
(d) Standing by the washtub like their first encounter.

6. What is the final expression on Elka's face after she confesses to Gimpel?
(a) Her mouth is agape.
(b) She is frowning.
(c) She drops a single tear.
(d) She is smiling.

7. What does the person Gimpel confronts tell Gimpel to do?
(a) See an herb doctor or healer, as something is wrong with Gimpel's head.
(b) Leave Elkaif he truely loves her.
(c) Bake some break for dinner that night.
(d) Admit that he isn't actually Elka's husband.

8. By the time he is older, how has Gimpel's career progressed?
(a) He owns his own bakery and is considered to be a rich man.
(b) He is the poorest baker in town.
(c) He became wealthy by selling off his children.
(d) He has become a farmer.

9. How many children did Elka bear Gimpel?
(a) Twenty.
(b) Sixteen.
(c) Six.
(d) Twelve.

10. What does the Spirit of Evil look like?
(a) Gimpel.
(b) Goatish.
(c) A mound of flames.
(d) Elka.

11. What does Gimpel carry with him in his beggar's sack?
(a) A wad of money.
(b) His will.
(c) A dradel.
(d) Death shrouds.

12. As Gimpel ages, what does he say he comes to understand?
(a) He should've left his hometown long ago.
(b) Elka wronged him.
(c) He has passed his test.
(d) There really are no lies.

13. In order to avoid a scandal, what does Gimpel do?
(a) Heads to the temple.
(b) Tells Elka to run away in the night.
(c) Breaks free of his constraints and ties up the "brother" instead.
(d) Calms Elka down.

14. At the end of the story, what does Gimpel say about the world we live in?
(a) It is imaginary and once removed.
(b) It is in fact heaven.
(c) It is the work of the Spirit of Evil.
(d) It is hell.

15. How had Gimpel felt previously about the person who brought Elka the food and money from Gimpel?
(a) Gimpel had seen him as a fellow fool.
(b) Gimpel had thought he was a busybody.
(c) Gimpel had thought he was a curmudgeon.
(d) Gimpel had seen him as an annoyance.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the rabbi tell Gimpel he can do regarding his marriage?

2. After disposing of his vengence, what does Gimpel do when he returns home?

3. Instead of God or an afterlife, what does the the person in Gimpel's dream say is there?

4. When did Gimpel's opinion of the person who delivered bread to Elka for him change?

5. What do the children of the world call Gimpel?

(see the answer keys)

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