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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which character leads services at the synagogue?
(a) The Rebbe.
(b) The mashpia.
(c) Yudel Krinsky.
(d) Aryeh.

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

3. Aryeh plans to open which type of school in various places throughout Europe?
(a) Jewish universities.
(b) Synagogues.
(c) Ladover yeshivos.
(d) Mishnah centers.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What objects does the mashpia provide in order to see Asher's gift?



2. Yudel Krinsky shows Asher how to use a fixative to keep what artistic medium from rubbing off the paper?



3. Where does Asher live?



4. What is the phrase used to describe the origin of things that are not holy or good?



5. In the first paragraph of Chapter 3, Aryeh announces the death of which world leader?



Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 6, Rivkeh takes Asher to the Parkway Museum (also called the Brooklyn Museum). Describe their experience there.



2. At the beginning of Chapter 4, Asher draws Stalin many times. How do Aryeh and Rivkeh react to Asher's renewed interest in drawing?



3. In Chapter 13, Asher's understanding of his mythic ancestor changes. What does Asher realize about him?



4. How does Rivkeh react to the drawings Asher creates as a toddler?



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



6. What types of paintings does Jacob Kahn emphasize in his trips with Asher to the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Why?



7. Yudel Krinsky mentions several differences between Russia and the United States. What is one difference?



8. Describe the reactions of Aryeh and Rivkeh when Asher announces that he plans to spend the summer in Europe.



9. Describe the sculpture that Jacob Kahn specifically keeps for himself in Chapter 11, purportedly at his wife's request.



10. Describe Asher's surroundings while he lives with Jacob Kahn in Provincetown.



(see the answer keys)

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