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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How did the author feel about summertime?
(a) He feared it.
(b) He looked forward to it.
(c) He would have rather been in school.
(d) He dreaded it.
2. Who did the author call "The Chicken Lady?"
(a) Mrs. Klein.
(b) Mrs. Rosenthal.
(c) Mrs. Baruch.
(d) Mrs. Deutscher.
3. What has replaced an entire block of drugstores and candy shops in the neighborhood?
(a) Department stores.
(d) Second-hand furniture shops.
4. 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 memory of the mad woman on the block.
(c) The memories of follow the leader nights.
(d) The memory of the candy store.
5. What word does the author use to describe many of the places in Pages 77-109?
6. What kind of coat did Mr. Solovey wear?
7. Was Mr. Solovey a friendly man?
(a) He was friendly when he wasn't in the drugstore.
(b) He was friendly when he was in the drugstore.
8. Who did the shacks on Livonia Avenue start filling up with during the depression?
(a) Jobless union workers.
(c) Irish immigrants.
9. What did Mr. Solovey wear that was unusual to the author?
(a) Patent leather shoes.
(b) A black alpaca trench coat, even in the summer.
(d) A wedding band.
10. What had the author's final paper been about?
(a) His relationship with his mother.
(b) His Socialist party friends.
(c) Mrs. Solovey's suicide.
(d) A violin.
11. What language does the author share with Mrs. Solovey?
12. During the second year of The Great Depression, how long had it been since the author's father had work?
(a) Three years.
(b) Nine weeks.
(c) Nine months.
(d) Two weeks.
13. How did the author try to show his parents he loved them?
(a) He tried to get an after school job.
(b) He hugged them.
(c) He succeeded in school.
(d) He played his violin for them.
14. What was the Rabbi reluctant to do at Mrs. Solovey's funeral?
(a) Say the necessary prayers over her grave.
(b) Allow a viewing.
(c) Say the necessary prayers inside the synagogue.
(d) Allow her to be burried in the synagogues cemetary.
15. What street was the author's house on?
(a) Broadview Ave.
(b) Chester Street.
(c) Rockaway Ave.
(d) Pitkin Street.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was the author's first idea of summer?
2. What was Mr. Solovey's jacket always covered with?
3. Who was the neighbor girl dating that her mother was ashamed of?
4. What did the author think about museums and parks?
5. Was the author good at handball?
This section contains 482 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)