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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How did the Jews greet the Sabbath?
(a) "As a groom."
(b) "As a ghost."
(c) "As a bride."
(d) "As a newborn babe."
2. The author's childhood school is still standing in the neighborhood, how does the school feel to the author?
(a) Like a castle.
(b) Cold and damp.
(c) Like a hospital.
(d) Like home.
3. How did the author feel about being confirmed?
(a) He was positive it was what he wanted to do.
(b) He did it for the gifts.
(c) He did it out of peer pressure.
(d) He did it for his mother and out of tradition.
4. Who did the author's father meet?
(a) Fellow freelance artists.
(b) Fellow freelance musicians.
(c) Fellow freelance painters.
(d) Fellow freelance writers.
5. What trait did the author's mother posses that she was most ashamed of?
(a) She couldn't speak English.
(b) She had a limp on her right side.
(c) She had a large scar on her hand.
(d) She was superstitious.
6. What emotion does the author speak of in great length in Section 3?
7. What did the author do every time he walked into the civics teachers classroom?
(a) Made sure there wasn't "pop quiz" written on the board.
(b) Made a bee-line for his seat.
(c) Looked for his name on the blue chart.
(d) Looked for the girl with the red hair.
8. Who is it the author always sees first when he enters Brownsville?
(a) The old women.
(b) The Negroes.
(c) The subway guard.
(d) The children.
9. Where did the civics teacher stand during the tests he gave?
(a) At the back of the classroom.
(b) Behind his desk.
(c) Outside the door.
(d) In the middle of the classroom.
10. How did the author describe the Episcopalian church in the neighborhood?
(a) Quite plain.
(d) Romantic and ethereal.
11. What did the three dressmakers and the author's mother speak of that made the author upset?
(c) The war.
12. What instrument did the author play as a child?
(a) The violin.
(b) The clarinet.
(c) The trumpet.
(d) The piano.
13. What did the author's mother do to remember her parent's deaths?
(a) She went to the cemetary where they were buried and laid flowers at their graves.
(b) She went dancing, her parents favorite thing to do together.
(c) She sat around and told stories of her parents to her friends.
(d) She lit the mourning candle twice a year.
14. What did Mrs. E do when she abandoned her housework for a half hour every morning?
(a) She listened to her "shows" on the radio.
(b) She gossiped with the neighborhood ladies.
(c) She sat in the vegetarian restaurant.
(d) She weeded her small flower garden.
15. In front of what building did the author's father meet every Saturday morning?
(a) The hardware store.
(b) The coffee shop.
(c) The Municipal Bank.
(d) The delicatessen.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where was the author's father offered a homestead while he was working for the Union Pacific Railway?
2. What feelings does the author experience when he gets off the train?
3. Where did the author think he lived as a child?
4. What did the author's mother do out of loneliness every evening?
5. Did the author feel he could openly discuss his feelings about God?
This section contains 603 words
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