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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 Shlemiel dream about while his wife is gone?
2. What does Lemel's signature look like?
3. Why is Lemel unable to sign the marriage contract at first?
4. Who was the first person to go looking for David's father?
5. What is the first gift Shlemel gives Lemel?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do the Elders tell Shmelkicha to do about her daughters' mixed up feet?
2. What does Mrs. Shlemiel sell in the marketplace, and why?
3. How does a jar of chicken fat rip and stain Lemel's coat?
4. What do the Elders suggest when they hear of Lemel's misfortune with all of his gifts?
5. How long has David's father been missing, and why did he leave in the first place?
6. What wakes Shlemiel up while his wife is away, and what does he do?
7. What three things does Mrs. Shlemiel ask of her husband before she leaves for the market?
8. What does David decide to do when both of her parents are missing?
9. What do the Elders say when they hear about what happened at Shlemiel's house?
10. How does the story "The Devil's Trick" begin?
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
What are some of the key examples of gratitude in this book, and how do these instances affect that characters involved in those scenes?
Essay Topic 3
Honor was something that many of the main characters were striving for in this book. Who was most affected by this pursuit, and how did it change the feeling of the stories?
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