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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Yudel Krinsky spent many years in which geographical region?
(a) Siberia.
(b) The Yukon.
(c) East Germany.
(d) Patagonia.

2. In which summer activity do Asher's parents never engage?
(a) Playing tennis.
(b) Swimming.
(c) Throwing darts.
(d) Rowing.

3. Of whom does Asher frequently dream?
(a) His mythic ancestor.
(b) Abraham Lincoln.
(c) The mashpia.
(d) The Rebbe.

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

5. At the beginning of Chapter 7, the mashpia informs Asher that which person wants to meet with him?
(a) The Rebbe.
(b) Jacob Kahn.
(c) Aryeh.
(d) Yudel Krinsky.

6. 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 pen.
(b) A notebook and a pencil.
(c) A box of stationery.
(d) Oil paints.

7. Jacob Kahn wears what type of facial hair?
(a) A goatee.
(b) A large mustache.
(c) Mutton chops.
(d) A beard.

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

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

10. Jacob Kahn speaks with a slight accent from which country?
(a) Austria.
(b) England.
(c) South Africa.
(d) Russia.

11. What is the dessert Asher wants the housekeeper to make?
(a) Brownies.
(b) Chocolate pudding.
(c) Ice cream sundaes.
(d) Peanut butter cookies.

12. Who killed Aryeh's father?
(a) A peasant who was drunk.
(b) A rich Russian landowner.
(c) Stalin.
(d) An American soldier.

13. Asher requests to live with which character while Aryeh and Rivkeh are in Europe?
(a) Yudel Krinsky.
(b) The mashpia.
(c) Jacob Kahn.
(d) Yitzchok Lev.

14. Asher begins to experience his art more deeply when what part of him changes?
(a) His heart.
(b) His fingers.
(c) His eyes.
(d) His brain.

15. Who is Simcha?
(a) A painter from Brooklyn.
(b) A Jew from Kiev.
(c) A writer from Bucharest.
(d) A Jew from East Berlin.

Short Answer Questions

1. To which artist does Yitzchok Lev compare Asher?

2. After completing her undergraduate degree, Rivkeh pursues a master's degree in which academic discipline?

3. While Asher is waiting to see the Rebbe, the other man in the waiting room is doing what?

4. What is Yitzchok Lev's profession?

5. What does the mashpia call Asher?

(see the answer keys)

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