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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What finally causes Benjamin to drop his suspicion of the villagers?
(a) Kind words.
(b) Cheap rent.
2. Whom does Ernie decide he will represent as a Just Man if people reject him?
3. What does Mordecai determine to teach Ernie while Ernie is still young?
(b) Who he is.
4. How does Ernie prepare himself for the pain of a Just Man's life?
(a) He cuts himself.
(b) He poisons himself.
(c) He burns himself.
(d) He chokes himself.
5. What is Mordecai's pet name for Judith?
(a) My dove.
(b) My angel.
(c) My mare.
(d) My pussycat.
6. What is each generation's joking response to "Let us speak of something gay"?
(a) What's new about the war?
(b) What do you hear about the plague?
(c) How is the Inquisition going?
(d) What's new with the Jews?
7. How did Rabbi Yom Tov Levy get his people out of the besieged watchtower of York?
(a) He killed them.
(b) He disguised them.
(c) He dug a tunnel.
(d) He offered to take their place at the stake.
8. Who is Woden?
(a) The Germanic god of water.
(b) The Germanic god of war.
(c) The Germanic god of fertility.
(d) The Germanic god of love.
9. How does little Ernie save Frau Tuszynski from being tormented by the Nazis?
(a) When he steps forward to protect her, they laugh.
(b) When he steps forward to protect her, they are distracted.
(c) When he steps forward to protect her, they are ashamed.
(d) When he steps forward to protect her, they attack him instead.
10. Why does Mordecai Levy advise the village girl he meets to be kind to him?
(a) He might be a spy from her father.
(b) He might be a messenger from the devil.
(c) He might be the love of her life.
(d) He might be a messenger from God.
11. Why is the village upset when Chaim Levy has more than one son?
(a) It shows that their village does not deserve a Just Man.
(b) They cannot care for more than one Just Man.
(c) It proves that Chaim Levy is not a Just Man.
(d) They will not know which was the Just Man.
12. What did Judith call Benjamin's affliction when they arrived at Stillenstadt?
(a) A contagion from the Germans.
(b) A cleansing force.
(c) A change of blood.
(d) A sign from God.
13. What keeps Ernie from success in committing suicide?
(a) The absence of pain.
(b) Fear of death.
(c) Love of his family.
(d) The sense that he is already nothing.
14. According to Mordecai, what does the death of a Just Man change in the order of the world?
(a) The mind of God.
(c) The balance between good and evil.
(d) The understanding of mankind.
15. What does the legend say would happen to the world if one of the Just Men were lacking?
(a) All humanity would die.
(b) All humanity would bear its own grief.
(c) All humanity would be forced to improve.
(d) Thirty-six new Just Men would have to be found.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Yankel, the young Galician, tell Benjamin happens to his tongue?
2. Why does Ernie decide that he cannot be a Just Man as he cleans his wounds after the bullying?
3. How does Ernie reflexively defend himself against the bullying of the Pimpfe?
4. Why did the Jews refuse to work in Polish factories when the country industrialized?
5. What does Mordecai believe is the significance of being Jewish?
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