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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. Who inspired the teaching style and curriculum of the author's civics teacher?
(a) Theodore Roosevelt.
(b) Herbert Hoover.
(c) Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
(d) Calvin Coolidge.

2. What emotion does the author speak of in great length in Section 3?
(a) Joy.
(b) Fear.
(c) Love.
(d) Pain.

3. Who did the author feel could intercede with God for him?
(a) His Rabbi.
(b) His mother.
(c) His father.
(d) The Biblical Deborah.

4. What did the author's mother do to remember her parent's deaths?
(a) She lit the mourning candle twice a year.
(b) She went to the cemetary where they were buried and laid flowers at their graves.
(c) She went dancing, her parents favorite thing to do together.
(d) She sat around and told stories of her parents to her friends.

5. In what battle did the brother of the author's cousin go missing?
(a) The Second Battle of Oituz.
(b) The Bergman Offensive.
(c) The Battle of Tannenberg.
(d) The Battle of Sarikamish.

Short Answer Questions

1. What physical trait was the author most embarrassed by during his early school years?

2. What kind of dresses did Mrs. B wear?

3. Where does the author believe only truly free people are from?

4. What did the older neighbor boys do when they came home from work?

5. What nickname did the author's father give him?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe the Episcopalian church in his childhood neighborhood?

2. What are some of the memories the author has about his place of worship?

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

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

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

6. What kind of geographies does the author describe in the last part of 'From the Subway to the Synagogue'? What do describing these geographies lead to?

7. What was the best part of the author's school experience and why?

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

9. What is prohibited on the Jewish Sabbath?

10. Describe the feelings the author first has when he enters his childhood neighborhood.

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