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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. When Gimpel comes home over the weekends, what does Elka do?
(a) Cook Gimpel's favorite meals.
(b) Shower Gimpel wih love.
(c) Make excuses to avoid sex.
(d) Leave the house.

2. What does Gimpel see in his bed next to Elka?
(a) The baby.
(b) A man's form.
(c) His new love interest.
(d) An empty space for him to sleep.

3. How does Gimpel begin to forget his sorrow?
(a) He loves the little boy.
(b) He works extra long hours.
(c) He loves the little girl.
(d) He sleeps more.

4. Who wants Gimpel to marry Elka?
(a) The Rabbi.
(b) His parents.
(c) The townspeople.
(d) The Farmer.

5. Traditionally, what were husbands supposed to do while their wives were in childbirth?
(a) Hold the wife's hand while she screamed.
(b) Visit the Rabbi.
(c) Visit the House of Prayer and repeat psalms.
(d) Wait outside the birthing quarters and pray.

Short Answer Questions

1. Because of Gimpel's thieving, what happens to Elka?

2. How does Gimpel feel about Elka's infidelity?

3. Where does Gimpel want to go?

4. After his parents, who does Gimpel go to live with?

5. What advice is given to Gimpel?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Where does Gimpel go when he leaves Frampol, and who takes care of him?

3. After much consideration, what does the rabbi say to Gimpel regarding Elka's infidelity?

4. At the end of the story, what mementos does Gimpel awaken with after dreaming?

5. How far does Gimpel go towards revenge?

6. How has Gimpel's career progressed over time?

7. Who is Gimpel the Fool?

8. After months of separation, what is the first thing Elka asks Gimpel to do when she sees him, and why?

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

10. What does the Spirit of Evil say about God and the afterlife?

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