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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What book did Isrolik carry around with him?
(a) The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
(b) The Ballad of Reading Gaol.
(c) The Waste Land.
(d) Poetry, The New Masses.
2. Where did Mrs. Solovey grow up?
3. What name does the author keep calling God?
(d) El Elyon.
4. When the author gets off at Fulton Street, how does he feel?
5. 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) Nine months.
(d) Two weeks.
6. Why did the author run?
(a) To escape the junkyard dogs.
(b) To be the first to play follow the leader.
(c) To train for handball.
(d) To escape his block.
7. What emotion did the author feel when he was working during his sixteenth summer?
8. 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.
9. When the author read books, he yearned for something. What did he yearn for?
(a) Someone to walk to school with.
(b) Someone he could bully around.
(c) Someone to be his true friend.
(d) Someone to run with at night.
10. Who's name was on the sign the boys pasted to the outside wall of a house on Chester Street?
(a) Babe Ruth.
(b) Dazzy Vance.
(c) Eddie Cicotte.
(d) Cy Young.
11. Something frightening happened to the author when we went to get coal one winter day -- what was it?
(a) He was beat up in the cellar.
(b) Bats flew out of the cellar when he opened the door.
(c) He got locked in the cellar.
(d) He thought he heard someone.
12. What part of the neighborhood tests the author?
(a) The school yard.
(b) The drugstore where he dropped the sandwich.
(c) The back wall of the drugstore.
(d) The alley where all the boys played handball.
13. How did the author try to show his parents he loved them?
(a) He played his violin for them.
(b) He tried to get an after school job.
(c) He succeeded in school.
(d) He hugged them.
14. What memory is most strong for the author as he walks down Chester Street?
(a) The memory of the sandwich dropping in the dust.
(b) The memories of follow the leader nights.
(c) The memory of the candy store.
(d) The memory of the mad woman on the block.
15. What did the author and his mother admire as they walked past Belmont Avenue?
(a) The fruits and vegetables.
(b) The meats hanging in the delicatessen window.
(c) The jars of colored water in the drugstore.
(d) The architecture of the new buildings going in.
Short Answer Questions
1. The author needed something urgent at the end of the chapter, The Block and Beyond, Pages 109-131. What did he need?
2. What street was the author's house on?
3. Finish this sentence. " The Socialist Party is _______."
4. How did the author feel about summertime?
5. Who was the author's favorite of his Socialist party friends?
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