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Glückel of Hameln
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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. From whom did Gluckel receive secular education?
(a) Her cousins.
(b) Her aunt.
(c) Her father.
(d) Her mother.

2. What did Gluckel find to be a "dull, shabby hole" in Book II?
(a) Her house.
(b) Her in-law's house.
(c) Hanover.
(d) Hameln.

3. After which holiday does Gluckel's family decide to leave Hamburg in Book III?
(a) Passover.
(b) Hannukah.
(c) New Year's.
(d) Yom Kippur.

4. What was the name of Chayim Hameln's father?
(a) Michael Hameln.
(b) Abraham Hameln.
(c) Joseph Hameln.
(d) Samuel Hameln.

5. How old was Gluckel when the German Jews were forced to leave Hamburg?
(a) 6.
(b) 4.
(c) 3.
(d) 5.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Joseph Hameln set up Yenta and his bride?

2. What did the father bird do to the first bird he was taking across the stream in Gluckel's introduction to her memoirs?

3. With whom did Gluckel's family form a partnership only to dissolve it a year later because he did not put up the money agreed upon?

4. What was the name of Gluckel's aunt name who was orphaned with her mother?

5. What was the name of Gluckel's mother?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was Yenta and to whom was she betrothed?

2. What does the Introduction say about Gluckel's achievements as a woman?

3. Where did Gluckel's early years take place, according to the Introduction?

4. What does the Introduction say about the value of The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln as a historical artifact?

5. Who was Judah Berlin? How is he introduced in Book III?

6. Whom did Chayim send an escort for Gluckel in Book III?

7. What were the living conditions like when Gluckel's family returned to Hamburg?

8. What dangerous situation did Chayim encounter while in business in Book III? How did this lead to business with Judah?

9. Why did Gluckel's family leave Hamburg when she was young?

10. What happened after Gluckel's wedding in Book II? What was Gluckel's impression of Hameln?

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