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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where was the turn off to "all things good" the author's sixteenth summer?
(a) Chester Street.
(b) Pitkin Avenue.
(c) The turnoff to the Italian neighborhood.
(d) Eastern Parkway.
2. What was the greatest mystery about the Soloveys?
(a) Where they were originally from.
(b) Why they were living in Brownsville.
(c) What they fought over.
(d) Why they moved so much.
3. What did the author think about museums and parks?
(a) They were intriguing.
(b) They were a way to escape Brownsville.
(c) They were the highlight of his childhood.
(d) They were painful.
4. What language was commonly used in the author's neighborhood?
5. What political party was said to be lighthearted?
6. What was the Rabbi reluctant to do at Mrs. Solovey's funeral?
(a) Allow a viewing.
(b) Say the necessary prayers inside the synagogue.
(c) Allow her to be burried in the synagogues cemetary.
(d) Say the necessary prayers over her grave.
7. What kind of coat did Mr. Solovey wear?
8. Why did the C.P. Organizer say the author couldn't join the Socialist party?
(a) Because he was a Jew.
(b) Because he was Russian.
(c) Because he was a student.
(d) Because he couldn't pay the registration fee.
9. When the author was a young man, who did he think about after he turned the light out at night?
(b) The Polish Broads.
(c) Mrs. Solovey.
(d) Mrs. Rylot.
10. Who was the neighbor girl dating that her mother was ashamed of?
(a) An Italian boy.
(b) A Negro boy.
(c) A French boy.
(d) An Irish boy.
11. Who's name was on the sign the boys pasted to the outside wall of a house on Chester Street?
(a) Cy Young.
(b) Babe Ruth.
(c) Eddie Cicotte.
(d) Dazzy Vance.
12. Who did the shacks on Livonia Avenue start filling up with during the depression?
(b) Irish immigrants.
(c) Jobless union workers.
13. The author changed where he walked after supper. Where did he walk to?
(a) The new library.
(b) His girlfriend's house.
(c) The reservoir.
(d) The new candy shop down the street.
14. Why did the author run?
(a) To escape the junkyard dogs.
(b) To train for handball.
(c) To escape his block.
(d) To be the first to play follow the leader.
15. What did the women of Brownsville expect to receive from the drugstore owner?
(b) Beauty tips.
(c) Free samples.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where did Mrs. Solovey grow up?
2. What did the fat brother that owned the barber shop put through the delicatessen window?
3. Whose house did the author associate with being the furthest from home?
4. What emotion did the author feel when he was working during his sixteenth summer?
5. What name does the author keep calling God?
This section contains 450 words
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