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

2. At the end of Chapter 4, Asher hears that which Russian prisoners have been released?
(a) Yudel Krinsky's coworkers.
(b) The Jewish doctors.
(c) Everyone in debtors' prison.
(d) The Jewish bakers.

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

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

5. Aryeh and Asher wear what type of traditional hairstyle?
(a) Shaved head.
(b) Sidecurls.
(c) Goatee.
(d) Mullet.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What type of hat does Yudel Krinsky wear?

3. To which artist does Yitzchok Lev compare Asher?

4. Who takes care of the Lev family during Rivkeh's incapacitating depression?

5. Yudel Krinsky begins to work in a store that sells what type of merchandise?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. The mashpia talks with Asher about his behavior in school, such as his drawing the Rebbe in the Chumash. Then, he leaves Asher in the office with a notebook. What happens next?

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

6. How does Aryeh react to the Rebbe's decision to allow Asher to study under Jacob Kahn?

7. Several times in Chapter 4, Aryeh explains his reasons for wanting to go to Europe to work for the Rebbe. Explain some of those reasons.

8. Why does Asher miss his father so much on the first Shabbos without him?

9. What happens to the Russian writers? How do the Levs react?

10. Describe Asher's mythic ancestor.

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