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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did the author feel about being confirmed?
(a) He did it for his mother and out of tradition.
(b) He did it out of peer pressure.
(c) He did it for the gifts.
(d) He was positive it was what he wanted to do.

2. How did the author feel about his Hebrew classes?
(a) Confident and secure in his knowledge and faith.
(b) That he was put in the spotlight too often.
(c) That he lacked a genuine understanding of the faith and rituals.
(d) That he was a leader among his peers.

3. The author likened his parents and himself to something rather simple. What did he liken them to?
(a) A soup pot.
(b) A fence post.
(c) A ladle.
(d) Kindling.

4. What nickname does the author give the second street?
(a) The "slow street."
(b) The "sweet street."
(c) The "short street."
(d) The "show street."

5. What was the author listening to when he last saw his childhood kitchen?
(a) The sound of children happily playing in the streets before suppertime.
(b) The announcement of Dwight D. Eisenhower's election as president.
(c) His parents fight over money.
(d) The first Sabbath services from Belsen concentration camp.

6. Where did the civics teacher stand during the tests he gave?
(a) In the middle of the classroom.
(b) Behind his desk.
(c) At the back of the classroom.
(d) Outside the door.

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

8. What did the women of Brownsville force their children to do?
(a) Shop for dinner.
(b) Stay outside until dinner was ready.
(c) Beat rugs on the stoop.
(d) Eat.

9. 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) Fear.
(b) Joy.
(c) Dismay.
(d) Anger.

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

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

12. What did the author spend his school days staring at in fear and anxiety?
(a) A notebook that sat on the teachers desk.
(b) The ruler that was used to punish the students that hung on the wall.
(c) The boy in the second row who would tease him during lunch.
(d) The clock.

13. What did the children buy from the Syrian vendors?
(a) Manoushah.
(b) Yaknit al-kama.
(c) Couscous.
(d) Halvah.

14. What did the children buy from the small Italians?
(a) Sodas.
(b) Shaved Ice.
(c) Pasta.
(d) Strawberries.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did the author think he lived as a child?

2. What would the author skip pages of his favorite book to read?

3. What feelings does the author experience when he gets off the train?

4. What time of day is the mind's "grazing time?"

5. Who was Mrs. B said to have physical relations with?

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