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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why did the C.P. Organizer say the author couldn't join the Socialist party?
(a) Because he couldn't pay the registration fee.
(b) Because he was Russian.
(c) Because he was a Jew.
(d) Because he was a student.
2. How did the author feel about summertime?
(a) He would have rather been in school.
(b) He dreaded it.
(c) He feared it.
(d) He looked forward to it.
3. 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 got locked in the cellar.
(d) He was beat up in the cellar.
4. What had the author's final paper been about?
(a) A violin.
(b) His relationship with his mother.
(c) His Socialist party friends.
(d) Mrs. Solovey's suicide.
5. What political party was said to be lighthearted?
6. What was the author's first idea of summer?
(a) Life could slow down.
(b) This was his summer to find a girlfriend.
(c) The summer could speed up.
(d) This was the summer he was going to master follow the leader.
7. What hadn't the author learned yet when he had the discussion in a foreign language with Mrs. Solovey?
(b) Conjugated verbs.
(c) Reular verbs.
(d) Irregular verbs.
8. On Fifth Avenue, the author found something he was surprised by. What was it?
(a) A painting of his home country.
(b) A painting of his grandparents.
(c) A painting of a nude woman.
(d) A painting of his mother.
9. What political party was said to be unfriendly?
10. When the author gets off at Fulton Street, how does he feel?
11. What was the name the author made up for Mrs. Solovey?
12. What did the fat brother that owned the barber shop put through the delicatessen window?
(a) A barrel.
(b) A motorcycle.
(c) A customer.
(d) The skinny brother.
13. What did the author and his mother admire as they walked past Belmont Avenue?
(a) The meats hanging in the delicatessen window.
(b) The fruits and vegetables.
(c) The jars of colored water in the drugstore.
(d) The architecture of the new buildings going in.
14. How did the author feel it meant to be a Jew?
(a) They were the most choice of people.
(b) Their very existance was questioned.
(c) They were free in their part of town.
(d) They were superior to the other religions.
15. What part of the neighborhood tests the author?
(a) The school yard.
(b) The alley where all the boys played handball.
(c) The drugstore where he dropped the sandwich.
(d) The back wall of the drugstore.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who were the author's friends?
2. What was the first restaurant the author ever sat in?
3. What book did Mrs. Solovey take the author back to?
4. What was the greatest mystery about the Soloveys?
5. What has replaced an entire block of drugstores and candy shops in the neighborhood?
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