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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 kind of house does David live in?
2. What does Mrs. Shlemiel do to keep Shlemiel from eating the Hanukkah treat?
3. What kind of creature is the devil's wife?
4. What does the devil do when he is released?
5. What does Lemel's signature look like?
Short Essay Questions
1. What wakes Shlemiel up while his wife is away, and what does he do?
2. What does David do before releasing the devil's tail from his door?
3. What helps David get back to his house?
4. How does the rooster get out of the house?
5. How does David feel while he is out in the storm?
6. What is the last gift that Yenta gives Lemel, and what does Lemel do with it?
7. What lie does Mrs. Shlemiel tell her husband, and how does she justify herself?
8. What does Shlemiel dream about while his wife is at the market?
9. Why do Shmelka's daughters refuse to get out of bed one day?
10. What do the Elders tell Shmelkicha to do about her daughters' mixed up feet?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Foolishness is a common folly highlighted in this collection of stories. What are some of the main examples of this, and what message is being sent by this blatant foolishness?
Essay Topic 3
Power and greed are two common themes in this book. Where do they appear, and how do they differ in their manifestations?
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