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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Asher finishes his visit with the Rebbe, what is lying on his chair in the waiting room?
(a) A letter.
(b) A woodcarving.
(c) A folded pencil drawing.
(d) A small oil painting.

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

3. Of all the drawings Asher makes for the mashpia, which person does he not draw?
(a) Yudel Krinsky.
(b) The Rebbe.
(c) Rivkeh.
(d) Aryeh.

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

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

6. Which person's picture is on the wall in every classroom at Asher's school?
(a) Abraham.
(b) The Rebbe.
(c) Moses.
(d) Yudel Krinsky.

7. In what language does Asher's school teach religion classes?
(a) Russian.
(b) Hebrew.
(c) English.
(d) Yiddish.

8. Because Rivkeh must study at night, Asher develops the ability to sleep through the noise of what object?
(a) Typewriter.
(b) Eraser.
(c) Telephone.
(d) Phonograph.

9. Which of the following publications does Aryeh NOT read?
(a) Time.
(b) Newsweek.
(c) The Economist.
(d) The New York Times.

10. Who takes care of the Lev family during Rivkeh's incapacitating depression?
(a) Asher.
(b) Aryeh.
(c) Yitzchok Lev's wife.
(d) Mrs. Rackover.

11. Which character does Asher meet in the store amidst many boxes of matzos?
(a) Yudel Krinsky.
(b) Jacob Kahn.
(c) The Rebbe.
(d) Joseph Cutler.

12. 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) Yudel Krinsky.
(d) Aryeh.

13. What objects does the mashpia provide in order to see Asher's gift?
(a) A notebook and a pencil.
(b) A chalkboard and some chalk.
(c) A piece of canvas board and some paints.
(d) A piece of paper and a pen.

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

15. Asher sees strong similarities between the face of the mashpia and the face of which other character?
(a) Yudel Krinsky.
(b) The Rebbe.
(c) Jacob Kahn.
(d) Aryeh.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the mashpia, Jewish souls are like what?

2. Who killed Aryeh's father?

3. In Chapter 4, when Asher goes to Yudel Krinsky to ask him about Russian Jewish history, what is Yudel eating?

4. In Chapter 2, Aryeh's travel becomes hindered by a snowstorm, leaving him stranded in which city?

5. Which character does not want to leave Brooklyn to go to Europe?

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