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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What did the Jewish vendors sell roasted potatoes, baked apples and knishes from?
(a) A shiny metal cart.
(b) A tin stove.
(c) A wood cart.
(d) A black oil barrel.

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

4. 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 approval of peers.
(c) The length of a job.
(d) The perfect skill with which it was completed.

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

6. Who was Mrs. B said to have physical relations with?
(a) The principal.
(b) The physical education teacher.
(c) The math teacher.
(d) The English teacher.

7. How did the Jews greet the Sabbath?
(a) "As a newborn babe."
(b) "As a ghost."
(c) "As a bride."
(d) "As a groom."

8. What is seltzer to the poor Jews?
(a) Worse than their drinking water.
(b) Something only the wealthy could acquire.
(c) A luxury.
(d) Used as a medicine.

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

10. What was the author's favorite school experience?
(a) Visiting the assembly hall.
(b) Walking past the girls' bathroom.
(c) His weekly visits with the speech pathologist.
(d) Saying the pledge of allegiance.

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

12. When the author discovers a new development in a familiar part of town, he had a particular feeling toward seeing the development. What was the feeling he had?
(a) Joy.
(b) Dismay.
(c) Fear.
(d) Anger.

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

14. What country did the civics teacher come from?
(a) Germany.
(b) England.
(c) Poland.
(d) Ireland.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the author feel about the women who sat around his dinner table on Friday nights?

2. Who did the author feel could intercede with God for him?

3. What did the street always smell faintly of?

4. What was the author's favorite delight in all seasons?

5. What did the author's family regularly do after their Friday night discussions?

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