What is the setting for most of the scenes of the play?
A present day in Eastern Europe
B long ago in Eastern Europe
C present day in America
D long ago in America
The word rumor in the sentence “Who even knows if this rumor is true?” is closest in meaning to ______.
Which is a consequence of Jacob telling stories about the honey cakes?
A The rabbi goes to Jacob’s house for a talk.
B Golda no longer wants to be his friend.
C People stop buying Miriam’s cakes.
D Other kids won’t sit next to Golda at lunch.
At the end of Scene 4, you can infer that Jacob feels sick because he . . .
A ate a honey cake that had bees inside.
B threw his lunch out instead of eating it.
C feels guilty that his stories are causing problems for Miriam and Golda
D is afraid Golda will find out that he is the one who spread the rumors.
What is the moral of the play?
A Choose your friends carefully.
B Rumors spread quickly and can’t be controlled.
C People don’t believe liars, even when they tell the truth.
D You should appreciate when people share with you.
Which line from the play expresses a similar idea to the answer to question 5?
A “Your words are like the feathers that were carried away by the wind.”
B “Jacob, is this just another one of your crazy stories?”
C “Jacob must have felt so terrible!”
D “It’s a Yiddish word for ‘small village.’”
One way that Ethan and Jacob are similar is they both . . .
A know Hannah’s grandmother.
B like to spread rumors.
C grew up in a small town.
D ask their rabbi for help.
The “feathers” in the title of the play refer to . . .
B good intentions
consequences (noun) = results
flushes (verb) = becomes red in the face because of heat or emotion
gossip (noun) = information about the behavior and personal lives of other people. Gossip can be either true or untrue
rabbi (noun) = a Jewish religious leader, sometimes also a teacher
rumor (noun) = a story or report that is passed from person to person but that may not be true
Yiddish (noun) = a language based on German that is written in Hebrew letters. It was originally spoken by Jewish people from central and eastern Europe.
What would likely be the consequences of not cleaning your room for a month?
A You would get extra allowance from your parents.
B You would get a high five from your parents.
C You would get a scolding or a punishment from your parents.
D You would get to go to the zoo.
Which of the following would most likely cause someone’s face to flush?
A reading a book
B getting a compliment
C getting ready for bed
D eating breakfast
Which of the following means the opposite of rumor?
Where would you most likely see a rabbi?
A at a synagogue or temple
B in a movie theater
C on a soccer field
D at a candy store
Who would most likely share gossip with you?
A your dog
B your baby sister
C your best friend
D your teacher
Select the best sentence to follow: “Aaron decided to take a Yiddish class.”
A He wanted to be able to have a conversation with his great-grandfather from Poland.
B He wanted to be able to have conversations with his friends at school.
C He was planning to travel to Japan.
D He hoped to become a great mathematician.
Short Answer Scale Rubric:
4 = Uses evidence and quotes from the text; Follows rules of grammar, punctuation, and capitalization; Uses one or more transitions; May attempt figurative language; May use content specific vocabulary
3 = Uses evidence from the text; Follows most of the rules of grammar, punctuation, and capitalization; Uses one simple transition
2 = Answers in complete sentences; Some mistakes in grammar, punctuation, and capitalization that interfere with the readability; Probably less than three sentences
1 = Incomplete sentences or one single sentence; Difficult to read due to mistakes in grammar, punctuation, and capitalization
How does Jacob try to make up for the problems he caused when he lied about the honey cakes?
How does Bubby teach Hannah about the dangers of gossip? How does the rabbi help Jacob understand the same thing?
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