Letters from Rifka Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is steerage class on a steamship?
(a) First class passengers.
(b) People working on board for their passage.
(c) The maintenance crew.
(d) People crowded in the belly of a ship.

2. What does the person in #73 teach Rifka regarding hygiene?
(a) How to wash her hair.
(b) How to wash her clothes.
(c) How to brush her teeth.
(d) How to scrub her nails.

3. What language does the HIAS lady in Antwerp tutor Rifka in?
(a) Dutch.
(b) English.
(c) German.
(d) Flemish.

4. How does Rifka get to America after the ship is disabled?
(a) The passengers are transferred to another ship.
(b) Another ship pulls it to America.
(c) A mechanic ship comes to fix the ship.
(d) The passengers are transferred to multiple ships.

5. What does Mama give to Rifka before Mama leaves for America?
(a) A lock of her hair.
(b) A photograph.
(c) A locket.
(d) Some money.

6. Who is the girl who Rifka plays with in the park across the street from the house?
(a) Gizelle.
(b) Ana.
(c) Katya.
(d) Marta.

7. What does Rifka think America is?
(a) A journey's end.
(b) A place to start anew.
(c) A place of disappointments.
(d) A land of milk and honey.

8. Why had a lady from the HIAS taken Rifka shopping for clothes when she first arrived in Antwerp?
(a) Her clothes had big holes in them.
(b) Her clothes were ruined from fumigations.
(c) Her clothes were too small now.
(d) Her clothes were not warm enough.

9. When Rifka gets the approval to go to America, she has been gone from Berdichev for how long?
(a) 3 months.
(b) 2 years.
(c) 1 year.
(d) 6 months.

10. Rifka may have to wear a peruke because __________________________.
(a) she has trouble walking.
(b) she is always cold.
(c) her hair has not grown back.
(d) there is a rash on her arms.

11. What is the item in #90 made of?
(a) Wool.
(b) Leather.
(c) Suede.
(d) Velvet.

12. How does Pieter die?
(a) He gets food poisoning.
(b) He is hit by a falling mast.
(c) He has typhus.
(d) He drowns during a storm.

13. What had Papa told Rifka to be prepared for at Ellis Island?
(a) Vaccinations.
(b) Long lines.
(c) Lots of questions.
(d) Pickpockets.

14. What is Rifka wearing as she arrives in America?
(a) A blue coat.
(b) A black velvet hat.
(c) A pink dress.
(d) New leather boots.

15. What does Pieter do that embarrasses him in front of Rifka?
(a) He spills his coffee.
(b) He kisses her.
(c) He falls asleep as she talks.
(d) He falls down on deck.

Short Answer Questions

1. What musical instrument is Tovah good at playing?

2. Why does Sister Katrina urge Rifka to get out of her room sometimes?

3. What is the Statue of Liberty holding up?

4. What color is the little desk Rifka spends much time at in her room in Belgium?

5. What had Pieter encouraged Rifka to do?

(see the answer keys)

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