1 Which shops on Midaq Alley remain open after sunset? the grocery and the daycare the dress shop and the dentist's office the sweetshop and the barbershop the hatmaker and the doctor's office 2 How do the young people react to the old poet in Kirsha's? They fawn all over him. They ask him for advice. They beat him. They mostly ignore him. 3 Which café had previously banished the old poet? Cairo Grand café Music café Castle café Midaq Alley café 4 What does Radwan Hussainy give to the old poet? sweets his address a poem coins 5 According to Sheikh Darwish, what will feed off Uncle Kamil's flesh after he dies? Reptiles Bacteria in the dirt Worms Vultures 6 What do the alley women say about Hamida behind her back? She dresses too provocatively. She has a bad temper. She doesn't want to get married. She hates children. 7 How does Hamida feel when Abbas first confesses his love for her? She believes he is lying. She feels a spark of love. She has no interest in him. She is terrified. 8 Who is Hamida most jealous of? the factory girls men Hussain Kirsha Sheikh Darwish 9 What does Kirsha buy from the small shop on al-Azhar? a dozen pairs of socks a barrel of corn a walking stick a prayer mat 10 On what day did Radwan Hussainy lose his dignity? the day he had his first drink the day he was born the day he lost his children the day he failed his exams 11 What is Dr. Booshy describing when he says, "these are the signs of the hour!"? Kirsha's new boy Hamida's prostitution Radwan Hussainy's lecture Kirsha's new hashish 12 Where do Husinya and Jaada sleep at night? in any empty doorway in Mrs. Afify's apartment in the back of Kirsha's café on a bench in their bakery 13 What did Zaita do before becoming a cripple-maker? work as a salesman beg design circus makeup tame lions 14 What does Salim Alwan have for lunch every day? noodles a pound of rice a bowl of husked green wheat strawberries 15 How many children do the Kirshas have? 1 boy and 1 girl 7: 6 boys and 1 girl 7: 6 girls and 1 boy Twin boys and 2 girls 16 According to Hussain Kirsha, what do men care about? Money Nothing Lust Family 17 What does Kirsha consider his right? To do what he wants To hit his wife To kill To steal money from others 18 What is Hamida's biggest concern about Abbas? his cruelty his poverty his appearance his age 19 Where does Abbas hope to live with Hamida? Darasa Bait al-Qadi Gamaliya Midaq Alley 20 Which of the following is most important to Hamida? Umm Hamida's approval children wealth politics 21 Who does Mrs. Kirsha consult after her big fight with Kirsha? Abbas Salim Alwan Radwan Hussainy Uncle Kamil 22 According to Radwan Hussainy, who is the only woman in Midaq Alley more ungovernable than Mrs. Kirsha? Mrs. Saniya Afify Umm Hamida Husniya Hamida 23 Why is Radwan Hussainy upset with Mrs. Kirsha's request? Hussain reminds him of his dead son. He hates Mrs. Kirsha. He does not want to get involved. He worries Kirsha will ignore him. 24 How does Kirsha treat Radwan Hussainy when the former gives him advice? He is respectful but annoyed. He attacks Hussainy. He rages and screams. He cries and begs forgiveness. 25 How does Kirsha react when Mrs. Kirsha makes a scene in the café? He runs away. He tries to stop her. He punches her. He starts crying.