My Name Is Asher Lev Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. While in Europe, what does Asher receive in the mail from Anna Schaeffer?

2. In Chapter 13, after having viewed the Pieta, Asher draws a man surrounded by what?

3. At the show, Jacob Kahn tells Asher that he wishes he had whose "gall"?

4. What does Jacob Kahn call the man who talks to them about the art market in Tokyo?

5. What is the title of the book Rivkeh's professor gives to Asher?

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

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

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

5. At the end of Chapter 8, where is Aryeh?

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

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

8. Describe how Jacob Kahn looks in Chapter 14.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Asher's changed eyes cause him to experience the world in a unique way. Describe this way of seeing. How does this way of seeing affect his choices for subjects to draw and paint? How does it shape his perspectives on controversial subjects? Use concrete examples, such as the difference between the way he views a nude and the way Aryeh views a nude.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the Rebbe's relationship with his people. How would you react if you had to ask a leader for permission to make important decisions? How do the Levs react to the Rebbe's wishes?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Aryeh Lev's reaction and Yitzchok Lev's reaction to the art Asher creates as a child and teenager. How do you think you would respond if a member of your family chose to do something against everyone's expectations?

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