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by Chaim Potok

The Chosen Quiz 1

1. Which of the following is not a major concern of this novel?

  • Intellectual study
  • Assimilation
  • Friendship
  • Death

2. What is the best approximation of the word 'tzaddik' used in the novel?

  • leader
  • tyrant
  • secular Jew
  • Orthodox Jew

3. Which of the following does not illustrate the divide between Hasidic and non-Hasidic Jews?

  • the segregation of the neighborhood
  • the baseball game
  • the conflict over Palestine
  • the ban on Reuven Malter

4. Which of the following characters could not be considered an apikorsim?

  • Reuven Malter
  • Danny Saunders
  • David Malter
  • Reb Saunders

5. What does Mr. Savo think Reuven will be when he grows up?

  • doctor
  • priest
  • rabbi
  • baseball player

6. According to Reuven, why does Danny think that he is an apikorsim?

  • His father is an outspoken advocate of Darwinism.
  • His father is a Zionist.
  • He does not play softball in traditional dress.
  • He goes to a school that teaches more secular subjects.

7. Which of the following characters is not a patient in the hospital?

  • Mickey
  • Levi
  • Billy
  • Tony Savo

8. What is the significance of the name "Robert" at the hospital?

  • The other patients decide to call Reuven this name without his permission.
  • The doctors call Reuven this because they cannot bother learning a name that is not conventionally American.
  • Reuven calls himself this because Mr. Savo has trouble pronouncing his name.
  • Robert is a young boy who has been in the hospital all his life.

9. According to Danny, why did he have to win the game?

  • he was jealous of the other team
  • God demanded it
  • his father demanded it
  • his team needed the win

10. According to David Malter, why should Reuven and Danny become friends?

  • The two have a common interest in psychology.
  • David Malter knows that Danny needs non-Hasidic friends.
  • Reuven needs someone to counter the influence of Reb Saunders.
  • The Talmud instructs that one should find a teacher and a friend.

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