The Chosen: Themes & Analysis


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In Chaim Potok's The Chosen, what marks the difference between Danny and Reuven?

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1. In Chaim Potok's The Chosen what is at the core of Danny's struggle?

2. In Chaim Potok's The Chosen what makes Reuven's relationship with his father something to be envied?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you about the main themes explored in Chaim Potok's novel, The Chosen. You'll answer questions about the main characters, Danny and Reuven, and determine what the book says about the American Dream.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you to:

  • Recognize the difference between Danny and Reuven
  • Identify the core of Danny's struggle
  • Understand the nature of Reuven and Danny's relationships with their fathers
  • Know what the American Dream means in The Chosen

Skills Practiced

You'll exercise several skills, including:

  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the core of Danny's struggle
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about The Chosen to tell what the story says about the American Dream
  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the related lesson on The Chosen

Additional Learning

Review the related lesson The Chosen: Themes & Analysis, for more information. The lesson helps students:

  • Learn about the Talmud
  • Describe the protagonists' fathers
  • Identify the novel's main conflicts