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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. What does David threaten to do if the devil does not do what David asks?
2. What kind of creature is the devil's wife?
3. How long has the snowstorm by David's house lasted?
4. What does David's father do when he is brought home?
5. How does David think his father got lost?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does a jar of chicken fat rip and stain Lemel's coat?
2. How does the story "The Devil's Trick" begin?
3. What three things does Mrs. Shlemiel ask of her husband before she leaves for the market?
4. Why do Shmelka's daughters refuse to get out of bed one day?
5. What happens as David returns to his house?
6. What wakes Shlemiel up while his wife is away, and what does he do?
7. How does David feel while he is out in the storm?
8. What lie does Mrs. Shlemiel tell her husband, and how does she justify herself?
9. What does David do before releasing the devil's tail from his door?
10. How does the rooster get out of the house?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many different characters in this book are persuaded to do things they would not have done of their own accord? What are some of these instances, and how does persuasion affect the course of the plot?
Essay Topic 2
The characters in these stories have their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and discuss their main motivation and how this goal affected the characters around them.
Essay Topic 3
Belonging and security are two themes in these stories. In which short stories are these more evident? Which characters are the most motivated by them?
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