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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Mr. Bernstein describe America?
(a) Educated.
(b) Wealthy.
(c) Poor.
(d) Troubled.

2. What makes Flora agree to become Shaya's sweetheart?
(a) Her father offers her money.
(b) He promises to remain faithful.
(c) He begins reading gentile books.
(d) He says he will study medicine.

3. What does Flora hope her future husband will do for a living?
(a) A lawyer.
(b) A writer.
(c) A cobbler.
(d) A doctor.

4. What does Flora say to Shaya the first time he kisses her?
(a) To never tell her father.
(b) To please do it again.
(c) To leave.
(d) To never do it again.

5. How does Flora feel about Shaya's love of American books?
(a) Jealous.
(b) Impressed.
(c) Fearful.
(d) Smitten.

6. In "Jake and Yekl," how long has it been since Jake last saw his parents?
(a) Four years.
(b) One year.
(c) Two years.
(d) Three years.

7. What type of Yiddish does Jake speak?
(a) New York.
(b) Boston.
(c) Traditional.
(d) Hebrew.

8. Who does Rouvke say he feels like when he sees Hanele in the United States for the first time?
(a) Robert.
(b) A professor.
(c) A matchmaker.
(d) Rouvke.

9. What does Mrs. Kavarsky insist Jake buy for Getl?
(a) A handbag.
(b) A scarf.
(c) Shoes.
(d) A hat.

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

11. What is Rouvke's first job in America?
(a) A factory worker.
(b) A cobbler.
(c) A soldier.
(d) A peddler.

12. What does Jake do when he sees Fanny sitting by herself at Joe's in "The New York Ghetto"?
(a) He has Joe ask her to dance.
(b) He asks her to dance.
(c) He ignores her.
(d) He brings her a drink.

13. What does Flora's father tell Reb Lippe about Shaya when they leave for America?
(a) That he will remember who is best now.
(b) That he is better off without him.
(c) That he will find another boy like him.
(d) That he will mourn his loss forever.

14. What does Rouvke want to do instead of being a peddler?
(a) Write his own newspaper.
(b) Study the law.
(c) Move back home.
(d) Open his own store.

15. Where does Rouvke meet with Fieve again in the United States?
(a) At the market.
(b) In the street.
(c) At a train station.
(d) At synagogue.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Getl get a kerchief?

2. What does Flora's father decide to do after proposing marriage to Tamara?

3. What does Rouvke change his name to in America?

4. Why does Shaya ask Flora for help with his English?

5. What do Jake's friends think about Yossele?

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