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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did the author rejoice to see in his kitchen?
(a) His cousin and her friends sitting at the table.
(b) More customers than his mother had ever had before.
(c) A sink full of fresh produce.
(d) His dad covered in paint from his first job in some time.
2. What hadn't the author learned yet when he had the discussion in a foreign language with Mrs. Solovey?
(b) Conjugated verbs.
(c) Irregular verbs.
(d) Reular verbs.
3. Was the author good at handball?
(b) The book doesn't clarify.
(c) He was the best in the neighborhood.
4. What did the author ride from the east side?
(a) The subway.
(b) The ferry.
(c) A taxi.
(d) The trolley.
5. When the author was a young man, who did he think about after he turned the light out at night?
(a) Mrs. Solovey.
(b) The Polish Broads.
(d) Mrs. Rylot.
6. What memory is most strong for the author as he walks down Chester Street?
(a) The memory of the candy store.
(b) The memory of the mad woman on the block.
(c) The memory of the sandwich dropping in the dust.
(d) The memories of follow the leader nights.
7. On Fifth Avenue, the author found something he was surprised by. What was it?
(a) A painting of his grandparents.
(b) A painting of a nude woman.
(c) A painting of his home country.
(d) A painting of his mother.
8. How did the author try to show his parents he loved them?
(a) He succeeded in school.
(b) He hugged them.
(c) He played his violin for them.
(d) He tried to get an after school job.
9. What building does the author miss the most, though?
(a) The drugstore.
(b) The fabric shop.
(c) The hardware store.
(d) The candy shop.
10. What did the author want more than anything?
(a) To be a good son.
(b) To leave Brownsville.
(c) To be a "good Jew."
(d) To be a good handball player.
11. When the author read books, he yearned for something. What did he yearn for?
(a) Someone to run with at night.
(b) Someone to walk to school with.
(c) Someone he could bully around.
(d) Someone to be his true friend.
12. What was the author afraid of?
(a) The cellar.
(b) The barber.
(c) The "chicken lady."
(d) The principal.
13. What made Mrs. Solovey leave the author's house?
(a) He told her about his daydreams.
(b) He asked her if he could marry one of her daughters.
(c) He asked her why she came to Brownsville.
(d) He told her about his mother's depression.
14. Who never looked anyone in the face?
(b) The author.
(c) The Hunchback.
15. Who was the author's favorite of his Socialist party friends?
Short Answer Questions
1. How did Mrs. Solovey commit suicide?
2. What did the author like best about Highland Park Reservoir?
3. How does the author describe David's house?
4. When the author gets off at Fulton Street, how does he feel?
5. Which of the stations is the author's favorite?
This section contains 542 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)