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Hebrew Language - New York Regents 1999 Exam


a Directions (1-9): For each question, you will hear some background information in English once. Then you will hear a passage in Hebrew twice and a question in English once. After you have heard the question, the teacher will pause while you read the question and the four suggested answers. Identify the best suggested answer. Base your answer on the content of the passage, only. [18]

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1.

You are an exchange student and you overhear your host mother talking to her son. She says:


What is the mother explaining to her son?
1 how difficult it is to take care of a dog
2 how much money it costs to buy a dog
3 how to teach tricks to a dog
4 how to prepare a dog for a dog show

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  Half-n-half Clue
 

2.

You are an exchange student in Israel. You walk into the kitchen and your host mother says to you:


Where does your host mother want you to go?
1 the post office
2 the laundry
3 the grocery store
4 the library

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  Half-n-half Clue
 

3.

While you are watching television in Israel, your host father comes into your room. He says to you:


What advice does your host father give you?
1 learn different languages
2 read novels
3 do good work in school
4 read a newspaper daily

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  Half-n-half Clue
 

4.

Your Hebrew class is touring Yeshiva University. The tour guide says:


Why was Erica Jesselson honored?
1 She helped build a restaurant.
2 She helped build a museum.
3 She helped build a library.
4 She helped build a university.

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  Half-n-half Clue
 

5.

You hear this report on the Israeli news:


Why did the cost of fruits and vegetables go up?
1 There was a storm.
2 The drivers were on strike.
3 There was a serious drought.
4 The produce was not picked on time.

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  Half-n-half Clue
 

6.

Your Israeli friend Shai tells you what happened Saturday night. He says:


What problem did Shai have?
1 He lost his money.
2 He was late for the movie.
3 He did not know which movie to see.
4 He lost his tickets.

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  Half-n-half Clue
 

7.

Your teacher in Israel tells you about a l9th-century Hebrew poet who lived in Russia. Your teacher says:


What was the reason for the poet Gordon’s unhappiness?
1 He was disappointed with the work of other Hebrew poets like Yehuda Amichai.
2 His poems were not being published.
3 He thought he would be the last poet writing in Hebrew.
4 He would have preferred to write poetry in Russian, Latin, or Spanish.

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  Half-n-half Clue
 

8.

You are visiting your Israeli friend. His grandfather says to you:


Which sad event did your friends grandfather tell you about?
1 the extermination of many Jews in Russia
2 the death of Stalin
3 the expulsion of the Jews from Germany
4 the burning of Jewish books

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  Half-n-half Clue
 

9.

You are listening to the morning news on “Kol Yisrael.” You hear the announcer say:


Why does Moshe Safdi say that people will not recognize the city of Jerusalem in the future?
1 because of the heavy pollution
2 because of the increase in traffic
3 because of the high skyscrapers
4 because of the new shopping malls

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  Half-n-half Clue
 
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