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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. At the show, Jacob Kahn tells Asher that he wishes he had whose "gall"?
(a) Moses's.
(b) Picasso's.
(c) Chagall's.
(d) The Rebbe's.

2. In Chapter 11, Asher describes Jacob Kahn's show as which type of "affair"?
(a) Black-tie.
(b) Humdrum.
(c) Raucous.
(d) Informal.

3. Anna Schaeffer describes which character as her "Brooklyn prodigy"?
(a) Asher.
(b) Yitzchok Lev.
(c) Jacob Kahn.
(d) Picasso.

4. What type of artists did Jacob Kahn know in Paris?
(a) Cubists.
(b) Abstract artists.
(c) Impressionists.
(d) Fauves.

5. Jacob Kahn takes Asher to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to look at various paintings of which subject?
(a) Portraits.
(b) The crucifixion.
(c) The madonna and child.
(d) Nudes.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Asher, which group of people first painted nudes?

2. In Chapter 9 when Aryeh comes home for a visit, how does he look?

3. In Chapter 9, Jacob Kahn travels to see an art show in which city?

4. In Chapter 12, Rivkeh asks Asher several times if what type of painting will appear in his shows?

5. In the Brooklyn Crucifixions, what structure forms the crucifix?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the person with whom Asher stays in Florence.

2. Which four people from the Bible does the Pieta portray?

3. How does Jacob Kahn talk to God?

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

5. Before meeting with Jacob Kahn for the first time, Asher receives an assignment from him to read a story from the New Testament. What is the story? How does Asher feel about reading it?

6. Why does Jacob Kahn say that Asher is becoming a whore?

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

8. How does Jacob Kahn respond when Asher asks him if the artist he had just visited was happy?

9. What does Jacob Kahn say about the first painting Asher creates of his enemy classmate?

10. What is the illness that forces Jacob Kahn into bed for a few days?

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