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Tevye the Dairyman

Tevye the Dairyman


by Sholem Aleichem

Tevye the Dairyman: Quiz 2: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz Quiz

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Q. Whose is the only other family we see?

The priest's
His cousin's mother's old college roommate's bowling instructor's
Q. How does Tevye justify everything that happens?

Blaming it on his wife or daughters
Saying that everything that happens is how God wants it to happen
Accepting responsibility for his part in each disaster
Laying out the tarot cards and pointing to the Cup of Nines. Every single time!
Q. What does Tevye like best to quote?

That one bit in Dazed and Confused where Matthew McConaughey is all, "I get older, and they stay the same age…"
His favorite rabbi
The Torah and the Talmud
His favorite writer, Sholem Aleichem
Q. In Tevye's world, unstoppable power comes in what form?

God, duh
The steam locomotives that crisscross the country
The oppressive government
This one little guy who stands behind a curtain in the corner of the room and keeps telling everyone to ignore him
Q. What is the one time Tevye doesn't turn to religion?

When he gets that big pile of money from the people in Boiberik. He earned it, not God!
When he really, really wants to impress Perchik, his atheist son-in-law
When Shprintze drowns herself