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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the team receive if they won the competition between the "Army Navy" tests the civics teacher gave?
(a) An automatic passing grade on a test.
(b) A blue star.
(c) A free pass to the bathroom.
(d) A gold star.

2. The author likened his parents and himself to something rather simple. What did he liken them to?
(a) A soup pot.
(b) Kindling.
(c) A ladle.
(d) A fence post.

3. What did the Jews of Brownsville think of someone "going their own way" or not following tradition?
(a) It was radical.
(b) It was courageous.
(c) It was unthinkable.
(d) It wasn't done.

4. What kind of dresses did Mrs. B wear?
(a) Stiff Nun's habits.
(b) Billowing chiffon dresses.
(c) Ankle length flowery dresses.
(d) Plain, old fashioned dressses.

5. What is the name of the second road the author mentions?
(a) Pitkin Avenue.
(b) Broadway Street.
(c) Market Street.
(d) Hampton Avenue.

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

7. How did the author's parents feel of his generation?
(a) They were foolish.
(b) They were careless.
(c) They were free.
(d) They were too frivolous.

8. What emotion does the author speak of in great length in Section 3?
(a) Fear.
(b) Love.
(c) Joy.
(d) Pain.

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

10. How did the author feel when he walked into his synagogue?
(a) At home.
(b) Sad.
(c) Alien.
(d) Numb.

11. What did the big Italians sell and during what time?
(a) Roasted nuts during the winter.
(b) Baked apples during the fall.
(c) Watermelons during the summer.
(d) Yogurt during the spring.

12. 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.

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

14. In front of what building did the author's father meet every Saturday morning?
(a) The hardware store.
(b) The Municipal Bank.
(c) The delicatessen.
(d) The coffee shop.

15. The author didn't associate his school years with learning, what did he associate them with?
(a) Chasing the girls in the school yard.
(b) Avoiding the bullies who tortured him daily.
(c) Proving the teachers wrong.
(d) Building good character.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the author feel about the women who sat around his dinner table on Friday nights?

2. What did the children buy from the small Italians?

3. Did the author's mother believe her son's generation would succeed?

4. What did the three dressmakers and the author's mother speak of that made the author upset?

5. At what age are Jewish boys "confirmed?"

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