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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did the older neighbor boys do when they came home from work?
(a) Play instruments out on the street.
(b) Released pigeons.
(c) Call on the author's cousin.
(d) Go out for a drink.
2. What is the era in which the author's childhood took place?
(a) World War One.
(b) The 1920's.
(c) The Great Depression.
(d) World War Two.
3. What still lines Belmont Avenue that was there during the author's childhood?
(b) Pots of flowers.
4. 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 Brooklyn-Clark Station.
(c) The Borough Hall Station.
(d) The East River.
5. When the author discovers a new development in a familiar part of town, he had a particular feeling toward seeing the development. What was the feeling he had?
6. What association did the New York World hold for the author?
(a) The Brooklyn Bridge.
(b) The Empire State building.
(c) The subway.
(d) The Sears Tower.
7. Did the author's mother believe her son's generation would succeed?
(a) She felt that Socialism would lead everyone to succeed.
(b) She thought that if they didn't follow the traditions, they would fail.
8. What did the women of Brownsville force their children to do?
(a) Stay outside until dinner was ready.
(b) Shop for dinner.
(c) Beat rugs on the stoop.
9. What did the author's mother do to remember her parent's deaths?
(a) She lit the mourning candle twice a year.
(b) She went to the cemetary where they were buried and laid flowers at their graves.
(c) She went dancing, her parents favorite thing to do together.
(d) She sat around and told stories of her parents to her friends.
10. What were the author's lasting feelings about his school years?
(a) A feeling of success.
(b) A hopeful feeling of accomplishment.
(c) A feeling of inadequacy.
(d) A lifelong sense of being judged.
11. How did the Jews greet the Sabbath?
(a) "As a newborn babe."
(b) "As a bride."
(c) "As a groom."
(d) "As a ghost."
12. What profession was the author's mother?
(a) A Dressmaker.
(b) A Breadmaker.
(c) A Cobbler.
(d) A Maid.
13. What did the author always have in his hands when he was waiting fort the girl by the junkyard?
(a) His lucky penny.
(b) His little red books.
(c) His baseball mitt.
(d) His prayer book.
14. What did the author's family regularly do after their Friday night discussions?
(a) Read the newspaper.
(b) Listen to music.
(c) Play conasta.
(d) Go for a walk around the neighborhood.
15. The author's childhood school is still standing in the neighborhood, how does the school feel to the author?
(a) Like home.
(b) Like a castle.
(c) Cold and damp.
(d) Like a hospital.
Short Answer Questions
1. When did the author feel the only time his favorite food could be eaten in "good conscience"?
2. Where did the author think he lived as a child?
3. When was the Sabbath extra special for the author?
4. What was marriage to the author's parents?
5. When the narrative begins, how many years has it been since the author left to live in "the city?"
This section contains 599 words
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