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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did Mrs. Solovey's coffin look like?
(a) It was ornately carved.
(b) It was black and plain.
(c) It was wrapped in a Star of David flag.
(d) It was a plain wooden box.
2. Where did Mrs. Solovey grow up?
3. What smells reminded the author of the Brooklyn Bridge?
(a) Ground coffee, spices and paint.
(b) Bleach, ground coffee and spices,
(c) Urine, sweat and oil.
(d) Tar, ground coffee and soap.
4. What was the Rabbi reluctant to do at Mrs. Solovey's funeral?
(a) Say the necessary prayers over her grave.
(b) Say the necessary prayers inside the synagogue.
(c) Allow a viewing.
(d) Allow her to be burried in the synagogues cemetary.
5. What political party was said to be unfriendly?
6. What could you see someone doing into the late hours of dusk in Brownsville?
(a) Someone sifting through garbage.
(b) Boys playing handball.
(c) Someone stealing coal from the cellars.
(d) Someone settling down in an empty alleyway for the night.
7. Why did the author believe the neighborhood madwoman stood on their stoop so long?
(a) Because she knew she would get more to put in her cart the longer she stayed.
(b) Because she knew he liked to watch her.
(c) Because the only person she could relate with was his mother.
(d) Because she would forget where to go after his house.
8. What time frame did the author always imagine himself walking through New York in?
(a) The 1850's.
(b) The 1890's.
(c) The 1900's.
(d) The 1880's.
9. When the author was a young man, who did he think about after he turned the light out at night?
(a) The Polish Broads.
(b) Mrs. Rylot.
(d) Mrs. Solovey.
10. What emotion did the author feel when he was working during his sixteenth summer?
11. Who did the author call "The Chicken Lady?"
(a) Mrs. Rosenthal.
(b) Mrs. Deutscher.
(c) Mrs. Baruch.
(d) Mrs. Klein.
12. Where were political rival meetings held?
(a) Pitkin Street.
(b) The drugstore.
(d) The vegetarian restaurant.
13. What made Mrs. Solovey leave the author's house?
(a) He asked her why she came to Brownsville.
(b) He asked her if he could marry one of her daughters.
(c) He told her about his daydreams.
(d) He told her about his mother's depression.
14. The author changed where he walked after supper. Where did he walk to?
(a) The new candy shop down the street.
(b) The reservoir.
(c) The new library.
(d) His girlfriend's house.
15. What name does the author keep calling God?
(d) El Elyon.
Short Answer Questions
1. Whose house did the author associate with being the furthest from home?
2. What did Mr. Solovey wear that was unusual to the author?
3. Who was the neighbor girl dating that her mother was ashamed of?
4. How does the author describe David's house?
5. Why did the author run?
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