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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 is seltzer to the poor Jews?
(a) Worse than their drinking water.
(b) Used as a medicine.
(c) A luxury.
(d) Something only the wealthy could acquire.
2. What did Mrs. E do when she abandoned her housework for a half hour every morning?
(a) She gossiped with the neighborhood ladies.
(b) She listened to her "shows" on the radio.
(c) She sat in the vegetarian restaurant.
(d) She weeded her small flower garden.
3. What did the author do every time he walked into the civics teachers classroom?
(a) Made a bee-line for his seat.
(b) Looked for his name on the blue chart.
(c) Made sure there wasn't "pop quiz" written on the board.
(d) Looked for the girl with the red hair.
4. What country did the civics teacher come from?
5. What is the name of the second road the author mentions?
(a) Market Street.
(b) Pitkin Avenue.
(c) Hampton Avenue.
(d) Broadway Street.
Short Answer Questions
1. When the narrative begins, how many years has it been since the author left to live in "the city?"
2. What did the women of Brownsville force their children to do?
3. What was the author listening to when he last saw his childhood kitchen?
4. Where did the author think he lived as a child?
5. When did the author feel the only time his favorite food could be eaten in "good conscience"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is prohibited on the Jewish Sabbath?
2. How has the author's childhood neighborhood not changed?
3. Describe what happened at the drugstore after the author's childhood therapy session.
4. How does the author feel about his childhood school?
5. What is the third street the author mentions in "From the Subway to the Synagogue" and what is it's significance?
6. How does the author describe the Episcopalian church in his childhood neighborhood?
7. What time of day was the loneliest for the author's mother and why? What brought her out of her loneliness?
8. The author liked to go to his cousin's room right before supper. What did he like to do while he was in there?
9. Why does the author specifically remember the second street in 'From the Subway to the Synagogue'?
10. Describe the feelings the author first has when he enters his childhood neighborhood.
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