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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 summertime?
(a) He dreaded it.
(b) He looked forward to it.
(c) He would have rather been in school.
(d) He feared it.
2. What political party was said to be unfriendly?
3. How did the author try to show his parents he loved them?
(a) He succeeded in school.
(b) He played his violin for them.
(c) He tried to get an after school job.
(d) He hugged them.
4. What has replaced an entire block of drugstores and candy shops in the neighborhood?
(b) Department stores.
(d) Second-hand furniture shops.
5. Who did the author call "The Chicken Lady?"
(a) Mrs. Rosenthal.
(b) Mrs. Klein.
(c) Mrs. Deutscher.
(d) Mrs. Baruch.
6. Where did Mrs. Solovey grow up?
7. What did the women of Brownsville expect to receive from the drugstore owner?
(a) Beauty tips.
(b) Free samples.
8. What book did Isrolik carry around with him?
(a) Poetry, The New Masses.
(b) The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
(c) The Waste Land.
(d) The Ballad of Reading Gaol.
9. What was the Rabbi reluctant to do at Mrs. Solovey's funeral?
(a) Say the necessary prayers over her grave.
(b) Say the necessary prayers inside the synagogue.
(c) Allow her to be burried in the synagogues cemetary.
(d) Allow a viewing.
10. What did the author experience when reading the words of the little blue book?
(a) His felt his soul die. He felt too much guilt.
(b) He had an moment of enlightenment.
(c) The turn of every page was a labored effort.
(d) Words so descriptive he could sense what was happening in the book.
11. What was the first restaurant the author ever sat in?
(a) The "Coffee Pot."
(b) "Adina's Cafe."
(c) "Elliott's Deli."
(d) "The Corner Bakery."
12. What was the greatest mystery about the Soloveys?
(a) What they fought over.
(b) Where they were originally from.
(c) Why they were living in Brownsville.
(d) Why they moved so much.
13. Why did the author keep going back to the barber shop?
(a) To take lessons from the barber.
(b) To hear the latest political discussions.
(c) To look at two pictures from the first world war.
(d) To read the newspapers from New York.
14. When the author read books, he yearned for something. What did he yearn for?
(a) Someone he could bully around.
(b) Someone to run with at night.
(c) Someone to walk to school with.
(d) Someone to be his true friend.
15. What did Mrs. Solovey's coffin look like?
(a) It was ornately carved.
(b) It was a plain wooden box.
(c) It was black and plain.
(d) It was wrapped in a Star of David flag.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why don't the children sleep inside?
2. The author changed where he walked after supper. Where did he walk to?
3. What language was commonly used in the author's neighborhood?
4. Why did the author believe the neighborhood madwoman stood on their stoop so long?
5. Who was the neighbor girl dating that her mother was ashamed of?
This section contains 564 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)