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

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

3. The Lev family doctor warns Asher about the lead in which color of paint?
(a) Flake white.
(b) Cerulean.
(c) Viridian.
(d) Cadmium red.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. On Shabbos afternoons, Aryeh returns to the synagogue alone in order to do what?

2. At the end of Chapter 4, Asher hears that which Russian prisoners have been released?

3. In her long weeks of studying and of waiting for Aryeh to return, Rivkeh picks up the habit of gnawing on what object?

4. The Ukrainian Jewish Communists published a newspaper called what?

5. On what subject matter does the mashpia teach?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Aryeh look like in Chapter 12, after Rivkeh has spent several years with him in Europe?

2. What is Asher's strongest memory of his first art show?

3. How do the strangers at the art show react to the Brooklyn Crucifixions?

4. What objects does Asher notice in his parents' bedroom?

5. What does Asher draw for his enemy classmate? Describe the picture.

6. Compare Aryeh's reaction to Stalin's death with Yudel Krinsky's reaction.

7. What does Asher know about his paternal grandfather?

8. Describe Rivkeh's reaction to her loved one's death.

9. In Chapter 1, Asher sometimes goes with Aryeh to the office. What does Aryeh do there, according to Asher?

10. Whenever Aryeh leaves for a trip, Rivkeh says, "Have a safe journey, Aryeh." In Chapter 5, Asher begins to develop a sensitivity to Rivkeh's underlying emotions. Describe what Rivkeh is feeling when she says goodbye to Aryeh.

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