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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do Shaya's collection of Hebrew books make Flora cry?
(a) She doesn't understand them.
(b) They are dusty and old.
(c) The collection is too small.
(d) They take the place of her books on the shelf.

2. How does Jake explain Mamie's visit in "A Paterfamilias"?
(a) She feels pleased to meet Gitl.
(b) She is playing a prank.
(c) She was stopping by.
(d) She asks about work.

3. In "A Providential Match," who comes up with the nickname "Arbel"?
(a) A mayor.
(b) Pirates.
(c) Townspeople.
(d) A banker.

4. In what sport is Jake most interested?
(a) Boxing.
(b) Basketball.
(c) Rowing.
(d) Polo.

5. Why does Flora's father tell Tamara he won't take Flora with him on his trip after Passover?
(a) Because she won't fit in.
(b) Because she refuses to go.
(c) Because he doesn't have enough money.
(d) Because it's his private trip.

6. What does Mrs. Kavarsky tell Gitl will happen to Jake if he cheats?
(a) He will go to jail.
(b) He will be kicked out of the apartment.
(c) He will be fined.
(d) He will be deported from the United States.

7. What is Flora reading in Chapter One of "The Imported Bridegroom"?
(a) Little Women.
(b) Little Dorrit.
(c) Little Bitty.
(d) Little Men.

8. What do the other peddlers do after Hanele leaves Rouyke for Gospodin?
(a) They offer him their apologies.
(b) They ignore him.
(c) They laugh at him.
(d) They buy him drinks.

9. What does Rouvke change his name to in America?
(a) Andrew.
(b) Aaron.
(c) Robert.
(d) Richard.

10. What name does Jake give Yossele in the United States?
(a) Darling Joey.
(b) Little Joey.
(c) My Joey.
(d) Joey Boy.

11. In "Jake and Yekl," how does Jake plan on spending his pay?
(a) New clothes.
(b) Tickets to New York.
(c) A car.
(d) Taking Fanny out.

12. What does Flora's father hope her future husband will do for a living?
(a) A businessman.
(b) A preacher.
(c) A writer.
(d) A builder.

13. Why does Rouvke reject the matchmaker's offer to negotiate the marriage between Rouvke and Hanele?
(a) Because he likes someone else.
(b) Because he doesn't trust the matchmaker.
(c) Because she lives in a different country.
(d) Because she is poor.

14. How much money does Rouvke save by the time he is 25?
(a) Four thousand dollars.
(b) One thousand dollars.
(c) Two thousand dollars.
(d) Three thousand dollars.

15. How does Rouvke feel about his day dreams of marrying Hanele?
(a) He thinks they are powerful.
(b) He thinks they will become true.
(c) He thinks they are painful.
(d) He thinks they are ridiculous.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Flora's father feel about her reading novels?

2. What does Rouvke ask his mother to tell him about when he is first in the United States?

3. How does Flora's father convince Shaya to marry Flora?

4. What does Rouvke want to do instead of being a peddler?

5. What does Arbel mean?

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