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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where does the author believe only truly free people are from?
(a) Russia.
(b) New York City.
(c) England.
(d) Poland.

3. What did the street always smell faintly of?
(a) Freshly baked bread.
(b) The sewage from the squatter's lot.
(c) The garbage left on the curb.
(d) The candy from the wholesaler's windows.

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

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

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

7. 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 fence post.
(d) A ladle.

8. What trait did the author's mother posses that she was most ashamed of?
(a) She had a large scar on her hand.
(b) She couldn't speak English.
(c) She was superstitious.
(d) She had a limp on her right side.

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

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

11. What physical trait was the author most embarrassed by during his early school years?
(a) His religion.
(b) His birthmark.
(c) His limp.
(d) His stammer.

12. What instrument did the author play as a child?
(a) The piano.
(b) The violin.
(c) The trumpet.
(d) The clarinet.

13. What feelings does the author experience when he gets off the train?
(a) Hope, lightheartedness and joy.
(b) No feelings at all.
(c) Fear, loathing, and disgust.
(d) Rage, dread and unexpected tenderness.

14. 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) Judged by those who saw him have the accident.
(b) Shameful for wasting food.
(c) Abandoned by the world.
(d) Happy, as the sandwich had a hair in it.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did the author say it was good to be back among?

2. Where does the author step off the train when he first enters Brownsville?

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

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

5. What were the author's lasting feelings about his school years?

(see the answer keys)

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