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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Shprintze ultimately do after she is heartbroken by Ahronchik?
(a) She decides to remain at home forever, helping her parents.
(b) She falls in love with another man.
(c) She commits suicide.
(d) She marries another man, whom she does not love.

2. How much money does Kivke request when he has been cheated by his father-in-law?
(a) 100 rubles.
(b) 600 rubles.
(c) 200 rubles.
(d) 400 rubles.

3. According to Tevye, what is a "dog's age ago"?
(a) 10-15 years.
(b) 20 years.
(c) 5 years.
(d) 9-10 years.

4. When Tevye meets the two women in the forest, which is not one of the things he offers to sell them?
(a) A week's supply of heartache.
(b) Some fine hunger pains.
(c) A head full of scrambled brains.
(d) Tears to feel a soup bowl.

5. Why does Tevye go to see Layzar Wolf in Today's Children?
(a) It is a social call, as Layzar and Tevye are friends.
(b) He wants to arrange a marriage with Layzar and his daughter.
(c) Layzar has ordered some dairy goods from him.
(d) He thinks Layzar wants to buy his brown cow.

6. After losing his fortune, what is Tevye's hope for the future?
(a) He still hopes for better times and to become rich.
(b) He hopes to have his fund reinstated and continue in his exact station.
(c) He has no hope to ever become wealthy.
(d) He completely foreswares money and doesn't think about it anymore.

7. What does Tevye take with him when he goes to Yehupetz to look for Mendl?
(a) His daughter.
(b) The contract he signed with Mendl.
(c) Dairy merchandise.
(d) A gift for Mendl.

8. What question about Mendle does Tevye ask Golde after he leaves their home?
(a) Tevye asks if Mendl has any children.
(b) Tevye asks how old Mendl is.
(c) Tevye asks is Mendl was popular as a child.
(d) Tevye asks if she knows what Mendl does for a living.

9. How is Tevye related to Menachem Mendl?
(a) Mendl is married to his first cousin.
(b) They are first cousins.
(c) Mendl is his nephew.
(d) They are third cousins.

10. What is the name of Borodenko's village?
(a) Kodny.
(b) Kashevarevke.
(c) Anatevka.
(d) Rhyskevka.

11. What does the long-haired messenger tell Hodl?
(a) He tells her Peppercorn has been injured.
(b) He tells her Peppercorn has died.
(c) He tells her Peppercorn is in jail.
(d) He tells her Peppercorn has left her for another woman.

12. How much money does Menachem Mendl want Tevye to invest in the stocks in Chapter 2?
(a) 100 rubles.
(b) 600 rubles.
(c) 50 rubles.
(d) 300 rubles.

13. How much money does the man from Kodny offer the professor to see his son?
(a) 32 rubles.
(b) 10 rubles.
(c) 25 rubles.
(d) 300 rubles.

14. What is wrong with Itzikl Borodenko's daughter in The Happiest Man in All Kodny?
(a) She has poisoned herself after being jilted.
(b) She has a severe chest cough.
(c) She has frequent dizzy spells.
(d) She is losing vision in her right eye.

15. Why isn't the end of Kivke's story disclosed?
(a) The man did not know the ending.
(b) A unexpected pogrom breaks up the storytelling.
(c) The man telling the story had to catch a train.
(d) Kivke himself appears on the scene and everyone goes quiet.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Tevye's Christian neighbors call him?

2. How does Reb Nissl help Kivke avoid running the gauntlet?

3. What is the man from Lower Pereshchepena wearing?

4. How many rubles does Tevye come home with, after saving the two women from the forest?

5. Why does Tevye end up staying in Russia instead of going to the Holy Land?

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