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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why did the author play the violin for the barber?
(a) So he could learn how to become a barber.
(b) So he could read the racy news magazines.
(c) So he could get free haircuts.
(d) So he could listen to the old men talk politics.
2. What kind of look did New York City have during the summer nights?
(a) A coarse look.
(b) An ethereal look.
(c) A mysterious look.
(d) An unstitched look.
3. What had the author's final paper been about?
(a) His Socialist party friends.
(b) A violin.
(c) His relationship with his mother.
(d) Mrs. Solovey's suicide.
4. Who were the author's friends?
(a) The boys from his Hebrew classes.
(b) The boys who lived on Pitkin Street.
(c) The characters in the Bible.
(d) The characters from his books.
5. What book did Isrolik carry around with him?
(a) The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
(b) The Waste Land.
(c) Poetry, The New Masses.
(d) The Ballad of Reading Gaol.
6. Who's name was on the sign the boys pasted to the outside wall of a house on Chester Street?
(a) Babe Ruth.
(b) Eddie Cicotte.
(c) Cy Young.
(d) Dazzy Vance.
7. When the author read books, he yearned for something. What did he yearn for?
(a) Someone to run with at night.
(b) Someone to walk to school with.
(c) Someone to be his true friend.
(d) Someone he could bully around.
8. What political party was said to be lighthearted?
9. Why did the author daydream of Mrs. Solovey?
(a) She had a mysterious life.
(b) He couldn't get past the scar on her face.
(c) He secretly loved her.
(d) She hypnotized him.
10. What part of the neighborhood tests the author?
(a) The alley where all the boys played handball.
(b) The school yard.
(c) The back wall of the drugstore.
(d) The drugstore where he dropped the sandwich.
11. What was the first restaurant the author ever sat in?
(a) The "Coffee Pot."
(b) "Adina's Cafe."
(c) "The Corner Bakery."
(d) "Elliott's Deli."
12. What was the author afraid of?
(a) The principal.
(b) The cellar.
(c) The barber.
(d) The "chicken lady."
13. What did the women of Brownsville expect to receive from the drugstore owner?
(b) Beauty tips.
(d) Free samples.
14. On Fifth Avenue, the author found something he was surprised by. What was it?
(a) A painting of his mother.
(b) A painting of his grandparents.
(c) A painting of a nude woman.
(d) A painting of his home country.
15. Where were political rival meetings held?
(a) The vegetarian restaurant.
(c) The drugstore.
(d) Pitkin Street.
Short Answer Questions
1. What made Mrs. Solovey leave the author's house?
2. What did the author and his mother admire as they walked past Belmont Avenue?
3. What book was the author always reading on his job?
4. When the author played handball, was it for fun?
5. Where were the communist headquarters?
This section contains 538 words
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