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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what battle did the brother of the author's cousin go missing?
(a) The Second Battle of Oituz.
(b) The Battle of Sarikamish.
(c) The Battle of Tannenberg.
(d) The Bergman Offensive.

2. When was the Sabbath extra special for the author?
(a) When his cousin had friends over for dinner.
(b) When his mother made his favorite dish of chicken and dumpling soup.
(c) When his mother was too sick to go to the synagogue.
(d) When he was too sick to go to the synagogue.

3. Who inspired the teaching style and curriculum of the author's civics teacher?
(a) Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
(b) Herbert Hoover.
(c) Theodore Roosevelt.
(d) Calvin Coolidge.

4. How did the author feel about the women who sat around his dinner table on Friday nights?
(a) They were they joy in the home.
(b) He was infatuated with one of them so he would listen in rapture to them.
(c) He got lost in their conversations but still sat there and listened.
(d) They were too noisy and would escape the house.

5. What is the era in which the author's childhood took place?
(a) World War One.
(b) World War Two.
(c) The Great Depression.
(d) The 1920's.

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

7. What does the author connect New York rush hour with from his childhood?
(a) The hour that moved the slowest.
(b) The hour before supper.
(c) The hour the town slept.
(d) The hour the women worked frantically.

8. 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.

9. 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.

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

11. What description does the author give Belmont Avenue?
(a) The "loudest street in Brownsville."
(b) The "loneliest street in Brownsville."
(c) The "brightest street in Brownsville."
(d) The "merriest street in Brownsville."

12. What did the author's mother do out of loneliness every evening?
(a) She would cry silently at her sewing machine.
(b) She would read from her parent's memoirs.
(c) She would cry silently at the sink while she washed dishes.
(d) She would stare out at the street.

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

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

15. What association did the New York World hold for the author?
(a) The Brooklyn Bridge.
(b) The Sears Tower.
(c) The subway.
(d) The Empire State building.

Short Answer 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?

2. What belief about Jews did the author grow up with?

3. When was the author's "great moment" of the Sabbath?

4. The author's childhood school is still standing in the neighborhood, how does the school feel to the author?

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

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