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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. In the beginning of Chapter 5, Asher draws a picture of the burning of which building?
(a) The Parthenon.
(b) Alexandria's library.
(c) The Louvre.
(d) The Colosseum.

2. In her long weeks of studying and of waiting for Aryeh to return, Rivkeh picks up the habit of gnawing on what object?
(a) A gingersnap.
(b) A pencil.
(c) An eraser.
(d) One of Asher's paintbrushes.

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

4. In Chapter 3, Aryeh and Rivkeh begin to make plans to move to which European city?
(a) The Hague.
(b) Paris.
(c) Vienna.
(d) Barcelona.

5. Where does Asher live?
(a) Manhattan.
(b) Brooklyn.
(c) Newark, New Jersey.
(d) Orange, New Jersey.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The Lev family doctor warns Asher about the lead in which color of paint?

3. Yudel Krinsky describes Siberia as the home of which being?

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

5. Of whom does Asher frequently dream?

Short Essay Questions

1. When talking with Asher about Vienna, what does Yudel Krinsky imply when he quotes, "honor your father and mother"?

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

3. Why doesn't Asher want to go to Vienna?

4. When Asher first meets Jacob Kahn, what advice does Jacob give him concerning becoming an artist?

5. According to the mashpia's instructions, there are three types of Jews. List the types and explain them briefly.

6. Explain the Rebbe's opinion of Asher's desire to be an artist.

7. What does the mashpia do at Asher's school?

8. What does Asher know about his paternal grandfather?

9. What happened to Yudel Krinsky in Russia? Describe some of his life before coming to the United States.

10. Explain the class's and the teacher's reactions to Asher's drawing in a Chumash. Why do you think they react in this way?

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