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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 daydream of Mrs. Solovey?
(a) He couldn't get past the scar on her face.
(b) He secretly loved her.
(c) She hypnotized him.
(d) She had a mysterious life.
2. Why did the author believe the neighborhood madwoman stood on their stoop so long?
(a) Because she knew he liked to watch her.
(b) Because the only person she could relate with was his mother.
(c) Because she would forget where to go after his house.
(d) Because she knew she would get more to put in her cart the longer she stayed.
3. What was the author's first idea of summer?
(a) The summer could speed up.
(b) This was the summer he was going to master follow the leader.
(c) This was his summer to find a girlfriend.
(d) Life could slow down.
4. What building does the author miss the most, though?
(a) The candy shop.
(b) The fabric shop.
(c) The drugstore.
(d) The hardware store.
5. When the author gets off at Fulton Street, how does he feel?
6. What other author did the author feel he could trust?
(a) Samuel Hopkins Adams.
(b) William Blake.
(c) Charles Dickens.
(d) Leo Tolstoy.
7. What did the author like best about Highland Park Reservoir?
(a) It was away from home.
(b) It was cooler than the rest of the neighborhood.
(c) It was where the girls went to sun themselves.
(d) It was quiet.
8. What did the author think about museums and parks?
(a) They were the highlight of his childhood.
(b) They were painful.
(c) They were intriguing.
(d) They were a way to escape Brownsville.
9. What language does the author share with Mrs. Solovey?
10. Why did the C.P. Organizer say the author couldn't join the Socialist party?
(a) Because he was Russian.
(b) Because he was a Jew.
(c) Because he was a student.
(d) Because he couldn't pay the registration fee.
11. Why did the author keep going back to the barber shop?
(a) To hear the latest political discussions.
(b) To look at two pictures from the first world war.
(c) To take lessons from the barber.
(d) To read the newspapers from New York.
12. How did Mrs. Solovey commit suicide?
(a) She jumped of the Brooklyn Bridge and drowned in the East River.
(b) She jumped in front of the El train at Rockaway Station.
(c) She jumped from the fire escape.
(d) She sealed the doors and windows and let the gas stove run.
13. 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 a nude woman.
(c) A painting of his grandparents.
(d) A painting of his mother.
14. During the second year of The Great Depression, how long had it been since the author's father had work?
(a) Nine weeks.
(b) Three years.
(c) Two weeks.
(d) Nine months.
15. Where were the communist headquarters?
(a) Rockaway Avenue.
(b) Thatford Avenue.
(c) Pitkin Street.
(d) Broadview Street.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who's name was on the sign the boys pasted to the outside wall of a house on Chester Street?
2. What did the author hide under his coat on the way home Passover week?
3. How does the author describe David's house?
4. What countries had the Solovey's lived in?
5. Was the author good at handball?
This section contains 563 words
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