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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 listen to the singers?
(a) He liked to hear the echoes of voices against the brick.
(b) He liked to see the blonde girl in the choir sing.
(c) He preferred singers over instruments.
(d) He liked to hear the different parts of the music.
2. What was the name the author made up for Mrs. Solovey?
3. What has replaced an entire block of drugstores and candy shops in the neighborhood?
(a) Department stores.
(d) Second-hand furniture shops.
4. The author needed something urgent at the end of the chapter, The Block and Beyond, Pages 109-131. What did he need?
(a) To see his father.
(b) To see his mother.
(c) To use the facilities.
(d) To say his final goodbyes.
5. Why did the author run?
(a) To escape his block.
(b) To train for handball.
(c) To escape the junkyard dogs.
(d) To be the first to play follow the leader.
6. What memory is most strong for the author as he walks down Chester Street?
(a) The memory of the mad woman on the block.
(b) The memory of the candy store.
(c) The memories of follow the leader nights.
(d) The memory of the sandwich dropping in the dust.
7. During the second year of The Great Depression, how long had it been since the author's father had work?
(a) Three years.
(b) Nine months.
(c) Nine weeks.
(d) Two weeks.
8. What hadn't the author learned yet when he had the discussion in a foreign language with Mrs. Solovey?
(a) Reular verbs.
(b) Irregular verbs.
(d) Conjugated verbs.
9. Where did the author first head when playing follow the leader?
(a) The drugstore.
(b) The school yard.
(c) The junkyard.
(d) The quarry.
10. Why did the author play the violin for the barber?
(a) So he could read the racy news magazines.
(b) So he could get free haircuts.
(c) So he could listen to the old men talk politics.
(d) So he could learn how to become a barber.
11. What word does the author use to describe many of the places in Pages 77-109?
12. What building does the author miss the most, though?
(a) The hardware store.
(b) The candy shop.
(c) The fabric shop.
(d) The drugstore.
13. Where did Mrs. Solovey grow up?
14. Something frightening happened to the author when we went to get coal one winter day -- what was it?
(a) Bats flew out of the cellar when he opened the door.
(b) He thought he heard someone.
(c) He got locked in the cellar.
(d) He was beat up in the cellar.
15. When the author was a young man, who did he think about after he turned the light out at night?
(a) The Polish Broads.
(c) Mrs. Solovey.
(d) Mrs. Rylot.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where was the turn off to "all things good" the author's sixteenth summer?
2. What did Mrs. Solovey's coffin look like?
3. What did the fat brother that owned the barber shop put through the delicatessen window?
4. What book did Isrolik carry around with him?
5. When the author read books, he yearned for something. What did he yearn for?
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