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