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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. In Chapter 13, after having viewed the Pieta, Asher draws a man surrounded by what?
2. Where do Asher's parents eat after the show?
3. What is Jacob Kahn's wife's name?
4. While in Europe, what does Asher receive in the mail from Anna Schaeffer?
5. What kind of hat does Asher wear?
Short Essay Questions
1. Which four people from the Bible does the Pieta portray?
2. Why does Asher begin carrying messages for the Rebbe?
3. How do the strangers at the art show react to the Brooklyn Crucifixions?
4. What does Jacob Kahn say about the first painting Asher creates of his enemy classmate?
5. What does Asher do for the summer while Jacob Kahn campaigns for Kennedy?
6. What does Rivkeh learn from a professor at her university about Jacob Kahn?
7. What objects does Asher notice in his parents' bedroom?
8. Describe Asher's surroundings while he lives with Jacob Kahn in Provincetown.
9. Describe the Brooklyn Crucifixions.
10. How does Jacob Kahn talk to God?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Do you think that Asher's decision to become an artist is something he could have escaped, if he had wished? Do you think that his decision causes him to lead a more fulfilled or a less fulfilled life?
Essay Topic 2
When Asher hears about the conditions in which Russian Jews are living, he feels the need to ask Yudel Krinsky many questions about Siberia. The answers to these questions contribute to Asher's growing fear of leaving his Brooklyn street. Write an essay that describes what is happening in Russia and Siberia during the time of this novel, including as many of the novel's details as you can remember, and compare and contrast the characters' reaction to those evens. For example, how does Aryeh's reaction differ from Asher's? With whose opinion do you most sympathize?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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