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 beat him. They ask him for advice. They fawn all over him. They mostly ignore him. 3 Which café had previously banished the old poet? Midaq Alley café Castle café Cairo Grand café Music café 4 What does Radwan Hussainy give to the old poet? his address coins a poem sweets 5 According to Sheikh Darwish, what will feed off Uncle Kamil's flesh after he dies? Reptiles Vultures Worms Bacteria in the dirt 6 What do the alley women say about Hamida behind her back? She doesn't want to get married. She has a bad temper. She dresses too provocatively. She hates children. 7 How does Hamida feel when Abbas first confesses his love for her? She feels a spark of love. She believes he is lying. She is terrified. She has no interest in him. 8 Who is Hamida most jealous of? the factory girls Sheikh Darwish men Hussain Kirsha 9 What does Kirsha buy from the small shop on al-Azhar? a dozen pairs of socks a walking stick a prayer mat a barrel of corn 10 On what day did Radwan Hussainy lose his dignity? the day he had his first drink the day he lost his children the day he failed his exams the day he was born 11 What is Dr. Booshy describing when he says, "these are the signs of the hour!"? Kirsha's new hashish Radwan Hussainy's lecture Hamida's prostitution Kirsha's new boy 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? tame lions beg work as a salesman design circus makeup 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? 7: 6 girls and 1 boy Twin boys and 2 girls 1 boy and 1 girl 7: 6 boys and 1 girl 16 According to Hussain Kirsha, what do men care about? Family Money Nothing Lust 17 What does Kirsha consider his right? To steal money from others To hit his wife To do what he wants To kill 18 What is Hamida's biggest concern about Abbas? his appearance his cruelty his age his poverty 19 Where does Abbas hope to live with Hamida? Gamaliya Midaq Alley Darasa Bait al-Qadi 20 Which of the following is most important to Hamida? Umm Hamida's approval wealth politics children 21 Who does Mrs. Kirsha consult after her big fight with Kirsha? Radwan Hussainy Salim Alwan Abbas Uncle Kamil 22 According to Radwan Hussainy, who is the only woman in Midaq Alley more ungovernable than Mrs. Kirsha? Husniya Hamida Mrs. Saniya Afify Umm Hamida 23 Why is Radwan Hussainy upset with Mrs. Kirsha's request? He hates Mrs. Kirsha. Hussain reminds him of his dead son. 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 cries and begs forgiveness. He rages and screams. 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 punches her. He runs away.