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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. How old is Aryeh at the beginning of Chapter 12?
2. In Chapter 12, Rivkeh asks Asher several times if what type of painting will appear in his shows?
3. What is the title of the book Rivkeh's professor gives to Asher?
4. In Chapter 9, Jacob Kahn travels to see an art show in which city?
5. Which age does Jacob Kahn say he would like to live past?
Short Essay Questions
1. Which four people from the Bible does the Pieta portray?
2. What does Asher draw for his enemy classmate? Describe the picture.
3. Describe Asher's surroundings while he lives with Jacob Kahn in Provincetown.
4. 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?
5. How does Asher describe the difference between a naked woman and a nude?
6. Why does the Rebbe want Asher to study Russian?
7. What types of paintings does Jacob Kahn emphasize in his trips with Asher to the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Why?
8. What objects does Asher notice in his parents' bedroom?
9. What is the illness that forces Jacob Kahn into bed for a few days?
10. How does Jacob Kahn respond when Asher asks him if the artist he had just visited was happy?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
World view is an important topic in this novel. For example, Jacob Kahn views the world as an artist, while Aryeh views the world as an observant Jew who obeys his rabbi. Choose a character and explain how his or her world view drives his or her actions and thoughts.
Essay Topic 2
Describe Anna Schaeffer's role in Asher's life. How do you feel about the way her employees arrive at Asher's apartment, carry away his paintings, and don't let him see them again until the show?
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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