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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Even though Gimpel wanted to sleep at home, where does he stay instead?
(a) The bakery.
(b) The cemetery.
(c) The pub.
(d) The street.

2. Why does Gimpel have to live with someone other than his parents?
(a) He was a bad child.
(b) His dad died and his mother didn't want him.
(c) Both of his parents died.
(d) He didn't like his parents.

3. How does Elka look when Gimpel visits her home?
(a) She is naked.
(b) She is still in her flannel pajamas with her hair all messy.
(c) She is dressed in red silk and preparing tea.
(d) She is barefoot, wearing a worn plush gown with her hair in braids.

4. What does Gimpel steal for Elka?
(a) Food.
(b) Jewelry.
(c) Baby clothes.
(d) Money.

5. Who is the main character of the story?
(a) Elka.
(b) The Devil.
(c) Gimpel.
(d) The rabbi.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the Rabbi's daughter make Gimpel do?

2. What is Gimpel's nickname?

3. What does Elka do ten times a day?

4. What do Gimpel and Elka have in common?

5. While Elka is in labor, what does she scream to Gimpel?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Gimpel do to right his wrongful plot of revenge?

2. After months of separation, who does Gimpel confront the day after his return and what is said?

3. What does Gimpel come to understand at the end of the story, and why?

4. What does Gimpel say about his situation and what others would do if they were he?

5. How is Elka abusive towards Gimpel?

6. How long is Gimpel with Elka and how is their life?

7. When Gimpel goes home after months of separation, what does he see?

8. What does Gimpel feel and do for the baby?

9. Why doesn't Gimpel get angry in Chapter 2 when he returns home early from the bakery? What does Gimpel do instead?

10. After claiming he has made a mistake about what he saw at home in Chapter 2, what must happen regarding the rabbi, and what is Gimpel allowed to do?

(see the answer keys)

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