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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 school experience?
(a) Walking past the girls' bathroom.
(b) Saying the pledge of allegiance daily.
(c) Visiting the assembly hall.
(d) His weekly visits with the speech pathologist.
2. What was marriage to the author's parents?
(a) A whirlwind of emotions.
(b) An institution.
(c) More joyous than words could express.
(d) A life sentence.
3. What did the author's family regularly do after their Friday night discussions?
(a) Read the newspaper.
(b) Listen to music.
(c) Play conasta.
(d) Go for a walk around the neighborhood.
4. 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.
5. What country did the civics teacher come from?
6. What is the era in which the author's childhood took place?
(a) World War Two.
(b) World War One.
(c) The Great Depression.
(d) The 1920's.
7. Who inspired the teaching style and curriculum of the author's civics teacher?
(a) Calvin Coolidge.
(b) Herbert Hoover.
(c) Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
(d) Theodore Roosevelt.
8. What was the author listening to when he last saw his childhood kitchen?
(a) The announcement of Dwight D. Eisenhower's election as president.
(b) The first Sabbath services from Belsen concentration camp.
(c) The sound of children happily playing in the streets before suppertime.
(d) His parents fight over money.
9. What drove the author's mother to work so hard?
(a) They needed the money.
(c) She felt the women in the neighborhood needed her.
(d) Duty to her husband.
10. What was the author's favorite delight in all seasons?
(a) Roasted apples from the Jewish vendor.
(b) Food from the delicatessen.
(c) Popcorn from the Coney Island dives.
(d) Caramels from the candy store.
11. What did the three dressmakers and the author's mother speak of that made the author upset?
(a) The war.
12. What kind of books did the author go to his cousin's room to read?
(a) Books on government.
(b) Yiddish books.
(c) English books.
(d) Books on how to date women.
13. What profession was the author's mother?
(a) A Maid.
(b) A Cobbler.
(c) A Breadmaker.
(d) A Dressmaker.
14. How did the author's parents feel of his generation?
(a) They were careless.
(b) They were too frivolous.
(c) They were foolish.
(d) They were free.
15. What description does the author give Belmont Avenue?
(a) The "loneliest street in Brownsville."
(b) The "merriest street in Brownsville."
(c) The "brightest street in Brownsville."
(d) The "loudest street in Brownsville."
Short Answer Questions
1. What time of day is the mind's "grazing time?"
2. When was the Sabbath extra special for the author?
3. What physical trait was the author most embarrassed by during his early school years?
4. Did the author's mother believe her son's generation would succeed?
5. What is the name of the second road the author mentions?
This section contains 531 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)