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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What had the author's final paper been about?
(a) A violin.
(b) His relationship with his mother.
(c) Mrs. Solovey's suicide.
(d) His Socialist party friends.
2. Something frightening happened to the author when we went to get coal one winter day -- what was it?
(a) He thought he heard someone.
(b) Bats flew out of the cellar when he opened the door.
(c) He was beat up in the cellar.
(d) He got locked in the cellar.
3. Was the author good at handball?
(a) The book doesn't clarify.
(b) He was the best in the neighborhood.
4. When the author played handball, was it for fun?
(a) He felt it was fun because he felt like he could escape when he played.
(c) When he practiced, it was for fun. When he played, it was for money.
5. Why don't the children sleep inside?
(a) The bedrooms are closed off to save energy.
(b) Their parents rent out their rooms.
(c) It was too hot.
(d) The cockroaches made it impossible to sleep in their bedrooms.
6. Who was the author's favorite of his Socialist party friends?
7. Who was the neighbor girl dating that her mother was ashamed of?
(a) An Irish boy.
(b) An Italian boy.
(c) A French boy.
(d) A Negro boy.
8. What building does the author miss the most, though?
(a) The drugstore.
(b) The hardware store.
(c) The fabric shop.
(d) The candy shop.
9. What happened to Mr. Solovey's business?
(a) It burned down.
(b) It went bankrupt.
(c) It was bought by a chain.
(d) It was robbed.
10. What did the author and his mother admire as they walked past Belmont Avenue?
(a) The architecture of the new buildings going in.
(b) The meats hanging in the delicatessen window.
(c) The jars of colored water in the drugstore.
(d) The fruits and vegetables.
11. Was Mr. Solovey a friendly man?
(a) He was friendly when he wasn't in the drugstore.
(d) He was friendly when he was in the drugstore.
12. Finish this sentence. " The Socialist Party is _______."
(a) The Right Hand of the Devil.
(b) The Second Party of Communism.
(c) The Lord's Chosen Way.
(d) The Third Party of Capitolism.
13. What did Mrs. Solovey's coffin look like?
(a) It was a plain wooden box.
(b) It was wrapped in a Star of David flag.
(c) It was black and plain.
(d) It was ornately carved.
14. What did the author rejoice to see in his kitchen?
(a) His dad covered in paint from his first job in some time.
(b) More customers than his mother had ever had before.
(c) A sink full of fresh produce.
(d) His cousin and her friends sitting at the table.
15. What part of the neighborhood tests the author?
(a) The drugstore where he dropped the sandwich.
(b) The alley where all the boys played handball.
(c) The back wall of the drugstore.
(d) The school yard.
Short Answer Questions
1. When the author was a young man, who did he think about after he turned the light out at night?
2. What memory is most strong for the author as he walks down Chester Street?
3. Who's name was on the sign the boys pasted to the outside wall of a house on Chester Street?
4. Why did the C.P. Organizer say the author couldn't join the Socialist party?
5. During the summer, children sleep somewhere other than their beds in Brownsville. Where do they sleep?
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