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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author stopped at the neighborhood drugstore to have lunch one day. While eating his sandwich, some of it fell into a pile of dust. How did this make the author feel?
(a) Happy, as the sandwich had a hair in it.
(b) Judged by those who saw him have the accident.
(c) Shameful for wasting food.
(d) Abandoned by the world.

2. 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.

3. When was the author's "great moment" of the Sabbath?
(a) When his mother placed the challah on the table.
(b) When the prayers were being said.
(c) When it was over.
(d) When his father came home.

4. At what age are Jewish boys "confirmed?"
(a) Fifteen.
(b) Thirteen.
(c) Twelve.
(d) Eighteen.

5. What was all work measured by in the author's childhood home?
(a) The look on mother's face when she saw the job.
(b) The length of a job.
(c) The approval of peers.
(d) The perfect skill with which it was completed.

6. What was marriage to the author's parents?
(a) A whirlwind of emotions.
(b) An institution.
(c) More joyous than words could express.
(d) A life sentence.

7. Who is it the author always sees first when he enters Brownsville?
(a) The children.
(b) The old women.
(c) The Negroes.
(d) The subway guard.

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

9. Where was the author's father offered a homestead while he was working for the Union Pacific Railway?
(a) Dallas.
(b) Omaha.
(c) St. Louis.
(d) Colorado.

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

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

12. What profession was the author's mother?
(a) A Cobbler.
(b) A Dressmaker.
(c) A Maid.
(d) A Breadmaker.

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

14. 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 and west side express lane junctions.
(c) The Borough Hall Station.
(d) The East River.

15. What kind of books did the author go to his cousin's room to read?
(a) English books.
(b) Books on how to date women.
(c) Yiddish books.
(d) Books on government.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the author secretly think of the synagogue?

2. Where does the author believe only truly free people are from?

3. What did the author do every time he walked into the civics teachers classroom?

4. What is the name of the second road the author mentions?

5. What did the older neighbor boys do when they came home from work?

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