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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What countries had the Solovey's lived in?
(a) Palestine, France and Italy.
(b) Italy, France and Scotland.
(c) France, Italy and Ireland.
(d) Palestine, England and Africa.
2. 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 told her about his mother's depression.
(d) He asked her why she came to Brownsville.
3. What smells reminded the author of the Brooklyn Bridge?
(a) Ground coffee, spices and paint.
(b) Tar, ground coffee and soap.
(c) Urine, sweat and oil.
(d) Bleach, ground coffee and spices,
4. Finish this sentence. " The Socialist Party is _______."
(a) The Lord's Chosen Way.
(b) The Second Party of Communism.
(c) The Right Hand of the Devil.
(d) The Third Party of Capitolism.
5. Why did the author listen to the singers?
(a) He liked to hear the different parts of the music.
(b) He liked to hear the echoes of voices against the brick.
(c) He liked to see the blonde girl in the choir sing.
(d) He preferred singers over instruments.
6. Whose house did the author associate with being the furthest from home?
(a) Mrs. Hooper's.
(b) Mrs. Klein's.
(c) Mrs. Rosenwasser's.
(d) Mrs. Deutscher's.
7. How did Mrs. Solovey commit suicide?
(a) She jumped from the fire escape.
(b) She jumped of the Brooklyn Bridge and drowned in the East River.
(c) She sealed the doors and windows and let the gas stove run.
(d) She jumped in front of the El train at Rockaway Station.
8. What street was the author's house on?
(a) Pitkin Street.
(b) Rockaway Ave.
(c) Chester Street.
(d) Broadview Ave.
9. Why did the author play the violin for the barber?
(a) So he could learn how to become a barber.
(b) So he could listen to the old men talk politics.
(c) So he could read the racy news magazines.
(d) So he could get free haircuts.
10. What book did Isrolik carry around with him?
(a) The Waste Land.
(b) The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
(c) Poetry, The New Masses.
(d) The Ballad of Reading Gaol.
11. Why did the author keep going back to the barber shop?
(a) To read the newspapers from New York.
(b) To hear the latest political discussions.
(c) To look at two pictures from the first world war.
(d) To take lessons from the barber.
12. What could you see someone doing into the late hours of dusk in Brownsville?
(a) Boys playing handball.
(b) Someone sifting through garbage.
(c) Someone stealing coal from the cellars.
(d) Someone settling down in an empty alleyway for the night.
13. What did the author experience when reading the words of the little blue book?
(a) The turn of every page was a labored effort.
(b) He had an moment of enlightenment.
(c) His felt his soul die. He felt too much guilt.
(d) Words so descriptive he could sense what was happening in the book.
14. What part of the neighborhood tests the author?
(a) The back wall of the drugstore.
(b) The drugstore where he dropped the sandwich.
(c) The school yard.
(d) The alley where all the boys played handball.
15. Where was the turn off to "all things good" the author's sixteenth summer?
(a) Eastern Parkway.
(b) Chester Street.
(c) The turnoff to the Italian neighborhood.
(d) Pitkin Avenue.
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 book did Mrs. Solovey take the author back to?
3. Who were the author's friends?
4. What was the name the author made up for Mrs. Solovey?
5. Why did the C.P. Organizer say the author couldn't join the Socialist party?
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