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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the arrival of the immigrants symbolize?
(a) That the weather will turn bad.
(b) That the world economy is failing.
(c) That there are changes coming for the country.
(d) That a famine is headed for America.

2. Why are Tateh and the girl at home that day?
(a) Tateh is out of supplies and has no money to buy more.
(b) The girl is sick.
(c) They are hiding from Evelyn.
(d) Evelyn's husband has put out a contract on Tateh.

3. What was Freud's judgment about America?
(a) He said it was ahead of its time.
(b) He said it was a poor copy of Europe.
(c) He said it had left eruope behind.
(d) He said it was a gigantic mistake.

4. Where are the immigrants ushered as they enter New York Harbor?
(a) Staten Island.
(b) Manhattan Island.
(c) Ellis Island.
(d) Long Island.

5. What does Tateh have that finally makes them money?
(a) The flip book he made for The Girl which he sells for $25.
(b) His new coat and tie.
(c) His art supplies.
(d) The Girl's new cloak and hat.

6. What does the author show between the characters of Evelyn and Tateh?
(a) The vast cultural difference between classes at that time.
(b) That women have a harder time than men.
(c) That everyone has a great opportunity in New York.
(d) That men have more talent than women.

7. The winter The Boy was skating on the pond, where were Tateh and The Girl?
(a) Newark, New Jersey.
(b) Lawrence, Massachusetts.
(c) Bangor, Maine.
(d) New Haven, Connecticutt.

8. What does Father do with all the family watching?
(a) Shows them an Esquimo dance.
(b) Plays tunes on an ivory cared flute.
(c) Reads pages from his journal.
(d) Passes out gifts he brought back from the Arctic.

9. At the trial, how does Evelyn depict herself at age fifteen?
(a) As a spoiled rich girl who destroyed men.
(b) As a waitress who wanted to be an actress.
(c) Sitting in a velvet swing as a wealthy industrialist ogled her calves.
(d) As a simple minded girl who would do anyrthing for any man.

10. What does Father notice as the expedition sails out of the harbor?
(a) The U.S. Navy escort ship.
(b) A rag ship arraving with new immigrants.
(c) How the temperature is already dropping.
(d) A fireworks display in thier honor.

11. What happens when a woman striker is shot?
(a) The workers attack the police.
(b) The militia is called away.
(c) Tateh gets elected leader.
(d) The strike leaders are arrested for complicity.

12. Where does The Boy get some of Tateh's silhouettes?
(a) At a flea market in New York.
(b) From a penny store in New Rochelle.
(c) Where Younger Brother had thrown them in the trash.
(d) Evelyn Nesbit gives them to him.

13. Why does Evelyn call the old man Tateh?
(a) Because his clothes looked tattered.
(b) Because he cannot pronounce his Hebrew name.
(c) Because he would not tell her his real name.
(d) Because she met him on Tateh Street.

14. What does Evelyn see that causes her to order the driver to stop the car?
(a) A dirty-faced girl.
(b) A lost puppy.
(c) An organ grinder with a monkey.
(d) A sale on shawls.

15. As the strike wears on, what is being done for the children?
(a) They are being boarded by wealthy families in other cities.
(b) They are given extra rations in the soup kitchens.
(c) They are sent to private schools.
(d) They are enlisted to march in the picket lines.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was a popular type of entertainment show in those days?

2. On board the Roosevelt, how does Admiral Perry live?

3. Who will be speaking at the meeting Evelyn goes to with Tateh and the girl?

4. What happened often when Freud was around Jung?

5. Seeing the man who has been following her, what does Evelyn think?

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