Yekl and the Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories of the New York Ghetto Test | 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. How does Reb Tzalel feel about Shaya coming to America?

2. In what sport is Jake most interested?

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

4. How does Flora's father describe the library?

5. What does Flora's father hope her future husband will do for a living?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jake feel when he first sees his wife and son in the United States?

2. What is Rouvke's life like when he first moves to the United States?

3. What does Jake think about as he goes to the Mayor's to marry Mamie?

4. How does Jake feel at his divorce hearing?

5. How does Gitl try to fit in with American culture?

6. How does Reb Tzalel feel about Shaya after he spends time in the United States?

7. How does Rouvke react when he first sees Hanele at the seaport in the United States?

8. What happens when the Talmudists come for dinner in "The Imported Bridegroom"?

9. How does Fieve help Rouvke negotiate a marriage with Hanele?

10. How do Flora and her father disagree over her marriage prospects?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the theme of Jewish identity throughout these stories. How does Jewish identity stay the same? Does it change? If so, how?

Essay Topic 2

How is pride a theme examined in this collection? What message is presented about pride? Cite the text to support your theory about pride.

Essay Topic 3

How does the author use foreshadowing through this collection of stories? How is the use of foreshadowing effective? When is it not used effectively? Give examples of the author's effectiveness or lack thereof, citing the book.

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