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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the first paragraph of Chapter 3, Aryeh announces the death of which world leader?
(a) Stalin.
(b) Churchill.
(c) Kennedy.
(d) Hitler.

2. Asher Lev introduces himself as being the painter of which great painting?
(a) Crucifixion at Dawn.
(b) David.
(c) Brooklyn Crucifixion.
(d) Pieta.

3. In Chapter 2, when Asher begins to go to Yudel Krinsky's store for conversation, he feels that he has to buy something every time. What does he buy first?
(a) A notebook and a pencil.
(b) A pen.
(c) A box of stationery.
(d) Oil paints.

4. After looking at what was left on his chair in the Rebbe's waiting room, Asher draws a picture and dates it using which calendar style?
(a) Jewish.
(b) European.
(c) Russian.
(d) English.

5. To which artist does Yitzchok Lev compare Asher?
(a) Chagall.
(b) Kahn.
(c) Picasso.
(d) Van Gogh.

6. In Chapter 2, Rivkeh tells Asher about the ancient, tragic event of the burning of what city's library?
(a) Cairo.
(b) Constantinople.
(c) Alexandria.
(d) Rome.

7. Who does not come to the Lev home on Sundays, leaving Rivkeh and Asher to fix lunch for themselves?
(a) Yitzchok Lev.
(b) The Rebbe.
(c) Mrs. Rackover.
(d) Yudel Krinsky.

8. Who stays in Brooklyn with Asher while Aryeh moves to Europe?
(a) Yitzchok Lev.
(b) Yudel Krinsky.
(c) The mashpia.
(d) Rivkeh.

9. On what subject matter does the mashpia teach?
(a) Social studies.
(b) Russian language.
(c) Jewish history.
(d) Ladover Hasidism.

10. What is the place where Aryeh goes regularly to have a ritual bath?
(a) The sitra achra.
(b) The mivkeh.
(c) The mashpia.
(d) The synagogue.

11. Yudel Krinsky shows Asher how to use a fixative to keep what artistic medium from rubbing off the paper?
(a) Charcoal.
(b) Gouache.
(c) Pencil.
(d) Oil paint.

12. By what name does the Lev family frequently call the Jewish God?
(a) Ribbono Shel Olom.
(b) Krias Shema.
(c) Tallis.
(d) Torah.

13. At the beginning of Chapter 4, which person does Asher draw repeatedly?
(a) The Rebbe.
(b) Jacob Kahn.
(c) His mythic ancestor.
(d) Stalin.

14. In Chapter 6, in order to please Aryeh, Asher begins to put energy into learning which two subjects?
(a) Talmud and Bible.
(b) Torah and mathematics.
(c) Hebrew and zemiros.
(d) English and Hebrew.

15. Which character's unexpected death causes Rivkeh to fall into a serious depression?
(a) Asher's brother.
(b) Aryeh.
(c) Yaakov.
(d) The Rebbe.

Short Answer Questions

1. What maintained observant Judaism in Russia during the years before World War II?

2. Who killed Aryeh's father?

3. Jacob Kahn speaks with a slight accent from which country?

4. In Chapter 6, Rivkeh brings Asher a significant gift of all the necessary items for which activity?

5. What college does Rivkeh enter?

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