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Tevye the Dairyman

Tevye the Dairyman


by Sholem Aleichem

Tevye the Dairyman: Quiz 1: Quotes (What Was Said) Quiz Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Tevye the Dairyman? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Who is surprisingly wearing "shabby clothes, patched in many places, the shoes almost worn through" despite talking a big game about big money?

Shmoop, after a bad night at the OTB window
Q. When Lazer-Wolf is talking about Tzeitl, what does Tevye think he's talking about?

A bag of cash
A horse
A cow
Q. Whom does Tevye keep comparing himself with?

The tsar
King Solomon
His favorite chicken
Q. When Tevye asks him "Who are you?," what does the smart-aleck Perchik answer?

"Who am I? Who are we all really? Just a collection of ancient atoms, floating in the moonlight."
"Who am I? I'm Perchik the cigarette-maker's son."
"Who am I? I am a person."
"Who am I? I am the walrus."
Q. When Tevye tells his customers "One of my calves died," who is he really talking about?

His wife, Golde
As always, he's exaggerating the pain in his lower leg
His calf that died
His daughter, Chava