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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What time of day is the mind's "grazing time?"
(a) Bedtime.
(b) Dinner time.
(c) The time between dinner and bedtime in which only relaxing was done.
(d) Twilight.

2. What association did the New York World hold for the author?
(a) The Sears Tower.
(b) The subway.
(c) The Brooklyn Bridge.
(d) The Empire State building.

3. Where did the author think he lived as a child?
(a) The end of the world.
(b) The most lonely place in the world.
(c) The place most suited to his family.
(d) The best place a child could grow up.

4. What trait did the author's mother posses that she was most ashamed of?
(a) She couldn't speak English.
(b) She had a large scar on her hand.
(c) She was superstitious.
(d) She had a limp on her right side.

5. During his childhood subway train rides to "the city," what told the author that he was on his last leg home?
(a) The east and west side express lane junctions.
(b) The Borough Hall Station.
(c) The East River.
(d) The Brooklyn-Clark Station.

6. How did the Jews greet the Sabbath?
(a) "As a newborn babe."
(b) "As a bride."
(c) "As a ghost."
(d) "As a groom."

7. Who did the author feel could intercede with God for him?
(a) His Rabbi.
(b) His mother.
(c) His father.
(d) The Biblical Deborah.

8. Who was Mrs. B said to have physical relations with?
(a) The math teacher.
(b) The physical education teacher.
(c) The English teacher.
(d) The principal.

9. Where does the author step off the train when he first enters Brownsville?
(a) Broadview Avenue.
(b) Rockaway Avenue.
(c) 35th Street.
(d) Main Street.

10. What drove the author's mother to work so hard?
(a) She felt the women in the neighborhood needed her.
(b) They needed the money.
(c) Duty to her husband.
(d) Loneliness.

11. What did the author spend his school days staring at in fear and anxiety?
(a) The clock.
(b) A notebook that sat on the teachers desk.
(c) The boy in the second row who would tease him during lunch.
(d) The ruler that was used to punish the students that hung on the wall.

12. What was the author's favorite delight in all seasons?
(a) Caramels from the candy store.
(b) Roasted apples from the Jewish vendor.
(c) Food from the delicatessen.
(d) Popcorn from the Coney Island dives.

13. What belief about Jews did the author grow up with?
(a) That they were destined to be bankers.
(b) That they were destined to be leaders of the country.
(c) That they were destined to marry only out of duty.
(d) That they were destined to be propertyless workers.

14. What did the three dressmakers and the author's mother speak of that made the author upset?
(a) Politics.
(b) Love.
(c) Home.
(d) The war.

15. What were the author's lasting feelings about his school years?
(a) A hopeful feeling of accomplishment.
(b) A feeling of inadequacy.
(c) A feeling of success.
(d) A lifelong sense of being judged.

Short Answer Questions

1. Did the author feel he could openly discuss his feelings about God?

2. What is the name and nickname of the third street the author mentions in Part 1, pages 30-47?

3. What emotion does the author speak of in great length in Section 3?

4. What still lines Belmont Avenue that was there during the author's childhood?

5. How did the author describe the Episcopalian church in the neighborhood?

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