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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does the author believe only truly free people are from?
(a) Russia.
(b) England.
(c) Poland.
(d) New York City.

2. What did the author's mother do out of loneliness every evening?
(a) She would cry silently at her sewing machine.
(b) She would cry silently at the sink while she washed dishes.
(c) She would read from her parent's memoirs.
(d) She would stare out at the street.

3. What instrument did the author play as a child?
(a) The violin.
(b) The clarinet.
(c) The piano.
(d) The trumpet.

4. What nickname does the author give the second street?
(a) The "slow street."
(b) The "show street."
(c) The "sweet street."
(d) The "short street."

5. What can the author see in every ground floor kitchen window?
(a) Jars of beans and fresh herbs.
(b) Lemonade and jam.
(c) Pies cooling for dessert.
(d) Containers of milk and fresh poppy seed rolls.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was the Sabbath extra special for the author?

2. What is the name of the second road the author mentions?

3. What was the author listening to when he last saw his childhood kitchen?

4. What did the author spend his school days staring at in fear and anxiety?

5. How did the author feel about being confirmed?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what happened at the drugstore after the author's childhood therapy session.

2. Mrs. Solovey commits suicide late in this section and it shocks the neighborhood. Describe what emotions the neighborhood go through towards the Soloveys.

3. Why is the idea of "beyond' so important to the author?

4. The author read from his prayer book every morning. What were his feelings and experiences?

5. When the author would play games with his friends, he would usually hide in the monument works. What was significant about the monument works?

6. The author liked to go to the courtyard to hear music, why was there always music in the courtyard?

7. Why did the author have such a hard time when his mother, cousin and her friends started talking about "Heym?"

8. Who were the two colorful women the author remembers in great detail?

9. Where did the author's walks take him when he walked to the edge of Brownsville?

10. During the summer nights in Brownsville, many groups met to have meetings on the streets. What were some of those groups and what were their causes?

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