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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. What did the children buy from the Syrian vendors?
(a) Yaknit al-kama.
(b) Halvah.
(c) Couscous.
(d) Manoushah.

2. When was the author's "great moment" of the Sabbath?
(a) When the prayers were being said.
(b) When his mother placed the challah on the table.
(c) When his father came home.
(d) When it was over.

3. What is the name and nickname of the third street the author mentions in Part 1, pages 30-47?
(a) Roosevelt Avenue, the wealthy street.
(b) Chester Street, the way home.
(c) Broadview Avenue, the lonely street.
(d) Hampton Street, the playground.

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

5. What still lines Belmont Avenue that was there during the author's childhood?
(a) Sewage.
(b) Garbage.
(c) Pots of flowers.
(d) Pushcarts.

Short Answer Questions

1. To the author's mother, what was the gateway to romance?

2. What would the author skip pages of his favorite book to read?

3. The author likened his parents and himself to something rather simple. What did he liken them to?

4. In what battle did the brother of the author's cousin go missing?

5. Who did the author feel could intercede with God for him?

Short Essay Questions

1. How has the author's childhood neighborhood not changed?

2. In the middle of the first section, 'From the Subway to the Synagogue', what is the first street the author mentions and how does he describe it?

3. How does the author feel about his childhood school?

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

5. How does the author describe the second street he remembers and what is it's name?

6. What are the author's favorite memories from the first street in pages 'From the Subway to the Synagogue',?

7. Why does the author specifically remember the second street in 'From the Subway to the Synagogue'?

8. Which of the buildings in Brownsville that has been demolished holds the most fond memories for the author and why?

9. What time of day was the loneliest for the author's mother and why? What brought her out of her loneliness?

10. There was one topic of discussion on the Sabbath nights that always made the author happy. What was that topic and why?

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