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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What memory is most strong for the author as he walks down Chester Street?
(a) The memories of follow the leader nights.
(b) The memory of the mad woman on the block.
(c) The memory of the sandwich dropping in the dust.
(d) The memory of the candy store.
2. Where were the communist headquarters?
(a) Rockaway Avenue.
(b) Pitkin Street.
(c) Broadview Street.
(d) Thatford Avenue.
3. What time frame did the author always imagine himself walking through New York in?
(a) The 1900's.
(b) The 1890's.
(c) The 1880's.
(d) The 1850's.
4. What was the Rabbi reluctant to do at Mrs. Solovey's funeral?
(a) Allow her to be burried in the synagogues cemetary.
(b) Say the necessary prayers inside the synagogue.
(c) Say the necessary prayers over her grave.
(d) Allow a viewing.
5. What language does the author share with Mrs. Solovey?
6. Where did Mrs. Solovey grow up?
7. Where did the author stop his nightly runs around the block during summertime?
(a) The Soloveys.
(b) The drugstore.
(c) The candy store.
(d) The Rylots.
8. What part of the neighborhood tests the author?
(a) The drugstore where he dropped the sandwich.
(b) The school yard.
(c) The alley where all the boys played handball.
(d) The back wall of the drugstore.
9. What hadn't the author learned yet when he had the discussion in a foreign language with Mrs. Solovey?
(b) Irregular verbs.
(c) Conjugated verbs.
(d) Reular verbs.
10. Who did the shacks on Livonia Avenue start filling up with during the depression?
(b) Irish immigrants.
(d) Jobless union workers.
11. How did the author feel it meant to be a Jew?
(a) They were the most choice of people.
(b) Their very existance was questioned.
(c) They were free in their part of town.
(d) They were superior to the other religions.
12. What kind of look did New York City have during the summer nights?
(a) An ethereal look.
(b) An unstitched look.
(c) A coarse look.
(d) A mysterious look.
13. Where did the author first head when playing follow the leader?
(a) The school yard.
(b) The drugstore.
(c) The junkyard.
(d) The quarry.
14. Was the author good at handball?
(a) He was the best in the neighborhood.
(d) The book doesn't clarify.
15. Mr. and Mrs. Solovey had children, what were their children?
(a) A son and two daughters.
(b) Three daughters.
(c) Two daughters.
(d) Two sons.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did the author think about museums and parks?
2. What was the author's first idea of summer?
3. What did the author hide under his coat on the way home Passover week?
4. Why did the author keep going back to the barber shop?
5. What smells reminded the author of the Brooklyn Bridge?
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