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. What method of creating art does Asher learn in Chapter 11?

2. Where do Asher and Avraham Cutler go in Montmartre?

3. What type of artists did Jacob Kahn know in Paris?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Asher do for the summer while Jacob Kahn campaigns for Kennedy?

2. What types of paintings does Jacob Kahn emphasize in his trips with Asher to the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Why?

3. How does Jacob Kahn talk to God?

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

5. What does Aryeh look like in Chapter 12, after Rivkeh has spent several years with him in Europe?

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

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

8. How do the strangers at the art show react to the Brooklyn Crucifixions?

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

10. How does Asher describe the difference between a naked woman and a nude?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Aryeh's and Rivkeh's reactions to the Brooklyn Crucifixions. How are their reactions related to their feelings about the Jewish faith, Jewish history, and their community?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The book does not directly address Asher's love life, but it does offer hints, such as Asher's mention of "greetings" with a girl in Paris. In the Ladover community, marriages are arranged through families, although the bride and groom may also offer their consent. Describe Rivkeh's talking to Asher about the possibility of finding a wife. How does Asher handle this discussion? How do you think Asher would unite his duties to art with his duties to a potential wife and children? Explain.

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