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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did the children buy from the Syrian vendors?
(a) Yaknit al-kama.
2. What did the author's family regularly do after their Friday night discussions?
(a) Read the newspaper.
(b) Listen to music.
(c) Go for a walk around the neighborhood.
(d) Play conasta.
3. What did the big Italians sell and during what time?
(a) Roasted nuts during the winter.
(b) Yogurt during the spring.
(c) Baked apples during the fall.
(d) Watermelons during the summer.
4. What emotion does the author speak of in great length in Section 3?
5. What does the author connect New York rush hour with from his childhood?
(a) The hour the women worked frantically.
(b) The hour that moved the slowest.
(c) The hour before supper.
(d) The hour the town slept.
6. What did the street always smell faintly of?
(a) Freshly baked bread.
(b) The sewage from the squatter's lot.
(c) The candy from the wholesaler's windows.
(d) The garbage left on the curb.
7. How did the author feel when he walked into his synagogue?
(d) At home.
8. In what battle did the brother of the author's cousin go missing?
(a) The Battle of Tannenberg.
(b) The Bergman Offensive.
(c) The Second Battle of Oituz.
(d) The Battle of Sarikamish.
9. What was the author listening to when he last saw his childhood kitchen?
(a) The announcement of Dwight D. Eisenhower's election as president.
(b) The first Sabbath services from Belsen concentration camp.
(c) His parents fight over money.
(d) The sound of children happily playing in the streets before suppertime.
10. 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?
11. The author's mother was a hard worker but there was something she couldn't do. What was that one thing?
(a) Read English.
(b) Work the victrola.
(c) Do basic math.
(d) Read at all.
12. What can the author see in every ground floor kitchen window?
(a) Pies cooling for dessert.
(b) Lemonade and jam.
(c) Jars of beans and fresh herbs.
(d) Containers of milk and fresh poppy seed rolls.
13. Who was Mrs. B said to have physical relations with?
(a) The physical education teacher.
(b) The principal.
(c) The math teacher.
(d) The English teacher.
14. At what age are Jewish boys "confirmed?"
15. Where does the author step off the train when he first enters Brownsville?
(a) 35th Street.
(b) Main Street.
(c) Rockaway Avenue.
(d) Broadview Avenue.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who did the author's father meet?
2. How did the author feel about being confirmed?
3. Who inspired the teaching style and curriculum of the author's civics teacher?
4. What nickname did the author's father give him?
5. What did the author always have in his hands when he was waiting fort the girl by the junkyard?
This section contains 510 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)