Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book 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. Which is not one of the items mentioned as wares of the salespeople in The Competitors?

2. What is wrong with Itzikl Borodenko's daughter in The Happiest Man in All Kodny?

3. Why is there a sudden influx in the population of Boiberik in Shprintze?

4. How much money does Menachem Mendl want Tevye to invest in the stocks in Chapter 2?

5. Why is Tevye expelled from the village in Lekh-Lekho?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the Diamond Dealer describe the thief?

2. How does Moyshe-Nachman regard the affair of the arrest of his brother-in-law?

3. How does the narrator of High School describe his wife?

4. How do Moshke's neighbors respond when his store burns down a second time?

5. Describe the appearance of Ahronchik.

6. How doe Tevye and Menachem spend their evening together?

7. How does Moshke like to celebrate?

8. How do people treat Tevye different when he become rich from his reward from the two rescued women?

9. What is the misconception about the topic of conversation in Eighteen from Pereshchepena?

10. Describe the appearance of Motek.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Aleichem utilizes the literary tool of irony extensively throughout "Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories". Using at least three textual examples, describe how Aleichem utilized irony to establish themes, strengthen characterizations and add humor.

Essay Topic 2

How does Aleichem depict the social issue of the unfair Russian drafting of Jews in his stories and what stance does Aleichem make about the concept?

Essay Topic 3

How does Aleichem reveal motives of protagonists in his stories? Using at least three different examples, discuss how Aleichem reveals the motives of the narrators and how those motives strengthen the characterizations.

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