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