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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. What is the setting of the beginning of Chapter 14?
(a) Asher's apartment in Europe.
(b) The Levs' apartment.
(c) The Berkshire Mountains.
(d) Jacob Kahn's studio.

2. What biblical book does Asher read on the holiday of Tisha b'Av?
(a) Lamentations.
(b) Genesis.
(c) Psalms.
(d) Jonah.

3. In Chapter 13, after having viewed the Pieta, Asher draws a man surrounded by what?
(a) Pigeons.
(b) Mud.
(c) Fallen leaves.
(d) Sea gulls.

4. What kind of hat does Asher wear?
(a) Baseball cap.
(b) Fisherman's cap.
(c) Fez.
(d) Beret.

5. Jacob Kahn compares his sculpting of Asher to which famous piece of art?
(a) American Gothic.
(b) The David.
(c) The Mona Lisa.
(d) The Sistine Chapel.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 9, Jacob Kahn encourages Asher to paint the full depth of his hatred for which person in his life?

2. Which subject shows up on Asher's schedule without his having requested it?

3. What day is it when Asher and Aryeh have the discussion about blindness and about the technical language of the critics?

4. For how much do Asher's small paintings sell?

5. How old is Aryeh at the beginning of Chapter 12?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. What does Rivkeh learn from a professor at her university about Jacob Kahn?

4. Why does Asher begin carrying messages for the Rebbe?

5. Why does the Rebbe want Asher to study Russian?

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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