Devil's Arithmetic Chapters 1-6 Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Why is Hannah upset about the breakfast Gitl served?

    • A.

      The bread was dark

    • B.

      The milk was lumpy

    • C.

      The coffee was black

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above
    Explanation
    Hannah is upset about the breakfast Gitl served because the bread was dark, the milk was lumpy, and the coffee was black. All of these factors contribute to a negative breakfast experience for Hannah, leading to her feeling upset.

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  • 2. 

    Which does not describe Hannah/Chaya's home with Gitl and Shmuel.

    • A.

      Onions hanging from the ceilings

    • B.

      A room to herself

    • C.

      A sink to wash from

    • D.

      An outhouse

    Correct Answer
    B. A room to herself
    Explanation
    The given options describe various features of Hannah/Chaya's home with Gitl and Shmuel. However, the option "a room to herself" does not describe their home. This suggests that Hannah/Chaya does not have a room to herself in the house she shares with Gitl and Shmuel.

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  • 3. 

    Why does Hannah/Chaya like Shmuel so much?

    • A.

      He reminds her of her brother Aaron

    • B.

      He's a hard worker

    • C.

      He's serious

    • D.

      He talks about getting married

    Correct Answer
    A. He reminds her of her brother Aaron
    Explanation
    Hannah/Chaya likes Shmuel so much because he reminds her of her brother Aaron. This suggests that Shmuel possesses qualities or characteristics that are similar to those of Aaron, which could include personality traits, behavior, or even physical appearance. This connection to her brother likely creates a sense of familiarity, comfort, and emotional attachment for Hannah/Chaya, leading to her strong liking for Shmuel.

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  • 4. 

    Why do Gitl and Shmuel disregard the strange comments Hannah/Chaya says?

    • A.

      They think she misses her family

    • B.

      They realize she is a child

    • C.

      They think she is rich

    • D.

      They think she is very ill

    Correct Answer
    D. They think she is very ill
    Explanation
    Gitl and Shmuel disregard the strange comments Hannah/Chaya says because they think she is very ill. This suggests that they believe her strange comments are a result of her illness and not her true thoughts or intentions. They may be sympathetic towards her condition and choose to overlook her unusual behavior, attributing it to her illness rather than questioning or challenging her.

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  • 5. 

    What language were Gitl and Shmuel speaking?

    • A.

      English

    • B.

      Yiddish

    • C.

      Jewish

    • D.

      Lublin

    Correct Answer
    B. Yiddish
    Explanation
    Gitl and Shmuel were speaking Yiddish. This can be inferred from the fact that Yiddish is a language commonly spoken by Ashkenazi Jews, and Gitl and Shmuel are likely to be Ashkenazi Jews based on their names. Additionally, Yiddish is historically associated with Jewish communities in Eastern Europe, such as Lublin, which is mentioned as an option in the question. Therefore, Yiddish is the most plausible language that Gitl and Shmuel were speaking.

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  • 6. 

    What is Shmuel nervous about?

    • A.

      Getting married

    • B.

      Being married

    • C.

      Caring for his new wife

    • D.

      Leaving Gitl and Hannah/Chaya

    Correct Answer
    A. Getting married
    Explanation
    Shmuel is nervous about getting married. This suggests that he may have concerns or anxieties about making such a significant commitment and taking on the responsibilities that come with marriage. It is common for individuals to feel nervous or apprehensive about entering into a lifelong partnership, as it involves a significant change in lifestyle and the potential for new challenges and adjustments. Shmuel's nervousness could stem from a variety of factors, such as fear of the unknown, concerns about compatibility, or worries about meeting the expectations of being a spouse.

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  • 7. 

    Hannah/Chaya's new friends think she is

    • A.

      Very ill

    • B.

      Beautiful

    • C.

      Poor

    • D.

      Rich

    Correct Answer
    D. Rich
    Explanation
    Hannah/Chaya's new friends think she is rich because of certain indicators or behaviors that she exhibits. These indicators could include her expensive clothes, accessories, or possessions, her luxurious lifestyle, or her ability to afford and participate in activities that require significant financial resources. Additionally, her friends may perceive her as rich based on her social circle or the company she keeps, assuming that wealthy individuals tend to associate with other wealthy individuals.

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  • 8. 

    Why did Yitzchak arrive early on the day of the wedding?

    • A.

      He was bringing a wedding present

    • B.

      He was looking forward to seeing Gitl

    • C.

      He wanted to help out

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above
    Explanation
    Yitzchak arrived early on the day of the wedding because he had multiple reasons. Firstly, he was bringing a wedding present, which shows his thoughtfulness and desire to contribute to the celebration. Secondly, he was looking forward to seeing Gitl, indicating his excitement and anticipation for the wedding. Lastly, he wanted to help out, demonstrating his willingness to support and assist in any way possible. Therefore, all of the above reasons explain why Yitzchak arrived early on the day of the wedding.

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  • 9. 

    What do Hannah/Chaya's new friends call her?

    • A.

      Hannah Chaya

    • B.

      Lublin Chaya

    • C.

      Chaya Hannah

    • D.

      Chaya Lublin

    Correct Answer
    B. Lublin Chaya
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lublin Chaya because the question is asking for the name that Hannah/Chaya's new friends call her. Based on the given options, Lublin Chaya is the only name that matches this criteria.

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  • 10. 

    Who has Hannah become?

    • A.

      Hannah Abramowicz

    • B.

      Hannah Stern

    • C.

      Chaya Abramowicz

    • D.

      Chaya Shmuel

    Correct Answer
    C. Chaya Abramowicz
    Explanation
    The given answer, Chaya Abramowicz, suggests that Hannah has become Chaya Abramowicz. This implies that Hannah has changed her name and assumed a new identity as Chaya Abramowicz.

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  • 11. 

    Who is Hannah/Chaya's second best friend?

    • A.

      Rachel

    • B.

      Rosemary

    • C.

      Yente

    • D.

      Shifre

    Correct Answer
    A. Rachel
    Explanation
    Hannah/Chaya's second best friend is Rachel.

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  • 12. 

    What talent does Hannah/Chaya have in the story?

    • A.

      Dancing

    • B.

      Telling jokes

    • C.

      Singing

    • D.

      Telling stories

    Correct Answer
    D. Telling stories
    Explanation
    In the story, Hannah/Chaya is depicted as having the talent of telling stories. This implies that she possesses the ability to captivate and engage her audience through her storytelling skills. It suggests that she is capable of weaving narratives that are interesting, imaginative, and entertaining. Telling stories may be her way of expressing herself and connecting with others, allowing her to share her creativity and imagination with those around her.

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  • 13. 

    What word describes how Hannah/Chaya feels in her new environment.

    • A.

      Scared

    • B.

      Familiar

    • C.

      Happy

    • D.

      Angry

    Correct Answer
    B. Familiar
    Explanation
    The word "familiar" describes how Hannah/Chaya feels in her new environment. This suggests that she is comfortable and at ease in her new surroundings, possibly because it is similar to what she is used to or because she has adapted quickly.

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  • 14. 

    What happened to Chaya's parents?

    • A.

      Died from a sickness

    • B.

      Died in a fire

    • C.

      Moved to America

    • D.

      Died in the Holocaust

    Correct Answer
    A. Died from a sickness
    Explanation
    Chaya's parents died from a sickness. This means that they passed away due to an illness or disease. The other options, such as dying in a fire, moving to America, or dying in the Holocaust, are not relevant to the given information and do not provide an explanation for what happened to Chaya's parents.

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  • 15. 

    What wedding tradtion did Shmuel follow the morning of the wedding?

    • A.

      Praying

    • B.

      Fasting

    • C.

      Preparing breakfast

    • D.

      Visiting his bride's family

    Correct Answer
    B. Fasting
    Explanation
    Shmuel followed the tradition of fasting on the morning of his wedding. This is a common practice in many cultures, where the groom and sometimes even the bride fast as a symbol of purification and spiritual preparation for the marriage ceremony. Fasting is believed to bring blessings and ensure a successful and harmonious union. By abstaining from food and drink, Shmuel showed his dedication and commitment to starting his married life on a spiritually pure note.

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  • 16. 

    Why didn't Hannah/Chaya have any clothes of her own?

    • A.

      She outgrew them

    • B.

      Her mother needs to make her more

    • C.

      They were burned

    • D.

      They were left at her parent's house

    Correct Answer
    C. They were burned
    Explanation
    The reason Hannah/Chaya didn't have any clothes of her own is that they were burned.

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  • 17. 

    Hannah's best friend is

    • A.

      Rosemary

    • B.

      Fayge

    • C.

      Shifre

    • D.

      Rachel

    Correct Answer
    A. Rosemary
    Explanation
    Hannah's best friend is Rosemary because it is stated in the question.

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  • 18. 

    Where did Aaron hide the afikomen?

    • A.

      Under the bed

    • B.

      In the dirty laundry

    • C.

      Under Grandpa Will's chair

    • D.

      In a kitchen drawer

    Correct Answer
    B. In the dirty laundry
    Explanation
    Aaron hid the afikomen in the dirty laundry.

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  • 19. 

    He wants to marry Gitl, but she calls him a "monster".

    • A.

      Avrom

    • B.

      Schmuel

    • C.

      Yitzchak

    • D.

      Will

    Correct Answer
    C. Yitzchak
    Explanation
    The given information states that the person wants to marry Gitl, but she calls him a "monster." Based on this information, it can be inferred that the person being referred to is Yitzchak.

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  • 20. 

    Who is Schmuel going to marry?

    • A.

      Esther

    • B.

      Donna

    • C.

      Gitl

    • D.

      Fayge

    Correct Answer
    D. Fayge
    Explanation
    Schmuel is going to marry Fayge.

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