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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What was marriage to the author's parents?
(a) An institution.
(b) More joyous than words could express.
(c) A whirlwind of emotions.
(d) A life sentence.
2. How did the author feel about being confirmed?
(a) He did it out of peer pressure.
(b) He was positive it was what he wanted to do.
(c) He did it for the gifts.
(d) He did it for his mother and out of tradition.
3. What was the author's favorite school experience?
(a) Walking past the girls' bathroom.
(b) Saying the pledge of allegiance.
(c) Visiting the assembly hall.
(d) His weekly visits with the speech pathologist.
4. Who was Mrs. B said to have physical relations with?
(a) The physical education teacher.
(b) The math teacher.
(c) The principal.
(d) The English teacher.
5. The author likened his parents and himself to something rather simple. What did he liken them to?
(a) A soup pot.
(c) A ladle.
(d) A fence post.
6. What is the name and nickname of the third street the author mentions in Part 1, pages 30-47?
(a) Broadview Avenue, the lonely street.
(b) Chester Street, the way home.
(c) Roosevelt Avenue, the wealthy street.
(d) Hampton Street, the playground.
7. What did the Jewish vendors sell roasted potatoes, baked apples and knishes from?
(a) A shiny metal cart.
(b) A tin stove.
(c) A black oil barrel.
(d) A wood cart.
8. Who did the author say it was good to be back among?
(a) The children playing stickball on on the block.
(b) The women who shouted from the market.
(c) The children playing handball on the street.
(d) His family.
9. What does the author connect New York rush hour with from his childhood?
(a) The hour that moved the slowest.
(b) The hour before supper.
(c) The hour the town slept.
(d) The hour the women worked frantically.
10. What did the women of Brownsville force their children to do?
(a) Stay outside until dinner was ready.
(c) Shop for dinner.
(d) Beat rugs on the stoop.
11. What feelings does the author experience when he gets off the train?
(a) Rage, dread and unexpected tenderness.
(b) No feelings at all.
(c) Hope, lightheartedness and joy.
(d) Fear, loathing, and disgust.
12. Where did the author run away from his father?
(a) The Abraham and Straus Store.
(b) Grand Army Plaza.
(c) Prospect Park.
(d) Atlantic Avenue.
13. When did the author feel the only time his favorite food could be eaten in "good conscience"?
(a) After he finished playing stickball.
(b) On his way home from school.
(c) Saturday night.
(d) Friday night.
14. Who inspired the teaching style and curriculum of the author's civics teacher?
(a) Theodore Roosevelt.
(b) Calvin Coolidge.
(c) Herbert Hoover.
(d) Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
15. What is seltzer to the poor Jews?
(a) Used as a medicine.
(b) A luxury.
(c) Worse than their drinking water.
(d) Something only the wealthy could acquire.
Short Answer Questions
1. What nickname does the author give the second street?
2. What kind of books did the author go to his cousin's room to read?
3. What were the author's lasting feelings about his school years?
4. What is the era in which the author's childhood took place?
5. What physical trait was the author most embarrassed by during his early school years?
This section contains 546 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)