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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In Brownsville, what room of the house was the largest and most important?
(a) The kitchen.
(b) The entry hall.
(c) The bathroom.
(d) The living room.
2. Where was city land all around Brownsville? What were those pieces of land used for?
(a) The neighborhood garden.
(b) A plot of land for squatters to camp.
(c) The neighborhood waste site.
(d) Cutting and storing tombstones.
3. Who did the author's father meet?
(a) Fellow freelance musicians.
(b) Fellow freelance painters.
(c) Fellow freelance artists.
(d) Fellow freelance writers.
4. What physical trait was the author most embarrassed by during his early school years?
(a) His stammer.
(b) His religion.
(c) His birthmark.
(d) His limp.
5. What is the era in which the author's childhood took place?
(a) World War Two.
(b) The Great Depression.
(c) World War One.
(d) The 1920's.
6. What did the author always have in his hands when he was waiting fort the girl by the junkyard?
(a) His prayer book.
(b) His little red books.
(c) His baseball mitt.
(d) His lucky penny.
7. The author preferred the movie house over the synagogue, why did he favor the movie house?
(a) It was cool there during the summer, it was the only place that stayed cool.
(b) They sold popcorn and other wonderful treats.
(c) He could escape his parents there.
(d) There was nothing there to remind him of Brownsville.
8. What did the Jews of Brownsville think of someone "going their own way" or not following tradition?
(a) It was unthinkable.
(b) It wasn't done.
(c) It was radical.
(d) It was courageous.
9. What was the author's favorite school experience?
(a) Saying the pledge of allegiance.
(b) His weekly visits with the speech pathologist.
(c) Walking past the girls' bathroom.
(d) Visiting the assembly hall.
10. Who did the author say it was good to be back among?
(a) The women who shouted from the market.
(b) The children playing handball on the street.
(c) The children playing stickball on on the block.
(d) His family.
11. What did the three dressmakers and the author's mother speak of that made the author upset?
(a) The war.
12. Who inspired the teaching style and curriculum of the author's civics teacher?
(a) Herbert Hoover.
(b) Calvin Coolidge.
(c) Theodore Roosevelt.
(d) Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
13. What is the name and nickname of the third street the author mentions in Part 1, pages 30-47?
(a) Roosevelt Avenue, the wealthy street.
(b) Hampton Street, the playground.
(c) Broadview Avenue, the lonely street.
(d) Chester Street, the way home.
14. How did the Jews greet the Sabbath?
(a) "As a ghost."
(b) "As a bride."
(c) "As a newborn babe."
(d) "As a groom."
15. Did the author feel he could openly discuss his feelings about God?
(a) He only felt he could express them to his parents.
(c) He felt he could only discuss them with his friends from school.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who did the author feel could intercede with God for him?
2. When did the author feel the only time his favorite food could be eaten in "good conscience"?
3. What did the older neighbor boys do when they came home from work?
4. The author didn't associate his school years with learning, what did he associate them with?
5. What was all work measured by in the author's childhood home?
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