Why does Jake finally send for his family?
His father has died, leaving them no support.
Jake impresses women with his strength.
True
Jake is a favorite in his small community primarily because
He brags
He befriends coworkers
He flirts
Bernstein is the stereotype of the __________ Jew.
scholarly
Cahan reveals his sympathy for his Jewish characters primarily in his
description of the New York ghetto
The several pages of the text Cahan devotes to describing the ills of life on New York's East Side amply attest to his empathy for his characters. See pages 13 through 16.
For all of his protestations, Jake is less Americanized than Gitl at the end of the novel.
True
Which of the following is not a humorous scene?
Mamie's rooftop talk with Jake. Fanny, driven by jealousy, must report seriously what has happened between Jake and Mamie. See pages 62 through 64.
Jake fears his wife's arrival because he has implied to friends that he is not married.
True
Which of the following statements best describes the dancing establishment that Jake frequents?
an uproarious human vortex, whirling"
Jake leaves Russia primarily because
his father's shop can no longer support his father's and his own families
Amidst other persecutions, the family realizes that all of them cannot manage financially on the small blacksmith shop's proceeds.
From the beginning, Gitl is attracted to Bernstein.
false
Which of the following best indicates Jake's reaction to Gitl after Mrs. Kavarsky cut and styled her hair?
horror
Despite her efforts to make herself more like what she thinks Jake wants her to be, Jake sees her new coiffure as "unseemly and meretricious."
After he divorces Gitl, Jake resents having to marry Mamie so soon because
he values his new-found and short-lived freedom
Cahan indicates that Gitl is becoming used to her New York surroundings by all of the following except when
she goes to the dancing parlor with him
Even Jake quits frequenting his friend Joe's business after Gitl's arrival, while she tries to accommodate herself to his wants.
Gitl disappoints Jake when he first sees her at Ellis Island for all of the following reasons except for
her lack of baggage
All of the following indicate how Cahan's foreign background influenced his choice of subject except
making socialism a theme in the book
By the novel's end, the reader realizes that Gitl has become perhaps more Americanized than Jake for all of the following reasons except her
happiness
Jake runs away with Mamie to Philadelphia on foot.
false
Though he came initially to Boston, Jake soon relocates to New York because
he decides to become a cloak maker
Jake and his co-workers have devised a nickname for Fanny that mirrors her personality; it is
preacher
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