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The Chosen

The Chosen


by Chaim Potok

The Chosen: Strange Hebrew Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Chosen? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What does Frank lose?

The baseball championship
One of his legs
One of his eyes
An earring. It wasn’t his. He was holding it for somebody. Sheesh.
Q. Why has Reuven’s father been helping Danny?

Because he knows Danny is slow, and could use the help
Because he thinks Danny is brilliant
Because he still needs a few more points to get him into Heaven
Because Reuven asked him to help Danny
Q. How does Reuven win the Reb’s stamp of approval?

He hits a home run
He recites a passage from the Talmud
He helps fight off Danny’s attacker
He solves a puzzle
In a metaphorical postage raffle
Q. What does the Reb forbid Danny to do?

Attend college
Move to another country
Cheat. He’s a fairly lenient father, but he stands pretty firm on that point.
Associate with Reuven
Q. How does Danny’s father react when he finds out that his son wishes to pursue a doctorate in psychology?

He is overjoyed
He is accepting
He disowns Danny
He acts appalled even though he really isn’t, insisting that he had always hoped Danny would instead pursue a doctorate in reverse psychology