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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. Where does Lemel put his second gift from Shlemel?
2. Why do Shmelka's daughters refuse to get out of bed one morning?
3. How does the rooster get out of the house?
4. What does Lemel's signature look like?
5. What is Lemel's occupation?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do the Elders suggest when they hear of Lemel's misfortune with all of his gifts?
2. How long has David's father been missing, and why did he leave in the first place?
3. How does a jar of chicken fat rip and stain Lemel's coat?
4. What wakes Shlemiel up while his wife is away, and what does he do?
5. What surprising questions does an Elder ask after Lemel and Yenta have a baby?
6. How does the story "The Devil's Trick" begin?
7. What does David decide to do when both of her parents are missing?
8. How does the rooster get out of the house?
9. How does David feel while he is out in the storm?
10. What helps David get back to his house?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Chelm Elders present a very interesting and unique philosophy on life. What is this philosophy, and how does this different idealism affect the people around them?
Essay Topic 2
Sacrifice is a prevalent theme in many of these stories. Which characters are most affected by this theme, and how do they allow sacrifice to change their lives?
Essay Topic 3
These stories place in different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affect the course of the plots. Why might Singer have chosen these particular places for the stories to take place?
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