My Name Is Asher Lev Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In the evenings during the summer, which street do Asher and Jacob Kahn often walk on?

3. After word has gotten around about the Brooklyn Crucifixions, where does the Rebbe ask Asher to live?

4. In which university does Rivkeh teach Russian affairs?

5. In Paris, Jacob Kahn worked with which famous artist?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Throughout the novel, the question arises whether Asher's art is from the Ribbono shel olom, which is a name for God, or from the sitra achra, which is a name for the forces of evil. Asher himself wonders at various times what the source of his art is. Provide some reasons why Asher's art may possibly come from each source, and then explain whether you think Asher's art sides with good or with evil. If you think his art is completely neutral, explain why. Use specific examples from the novel.

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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