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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. How did the author describe the Episcopalian church in the neighborhood?
(a) Daunting.
(b) Romantic and ethereal.
(c) Quite plain.
(d) Rundown.

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

3. The author's childhood school is still standing in the neighborhood, how does the school feel to the author?
(a) Like a castle.
(b) Like a hospital.
(c) Cold and damp.
(d) Like home.

4. What is the name of the second road the author mentions?
(a) Pitkin Avenue.
(b) Market Street.
(c) Broadway Street.
(d) Hampton Avenue.

5. How did the author's parents feel of his generation?
(a) They were careless.
(b) They were too frivolous.
(c) They were free.
(d) They were foolish.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who could the author hear crying in the streets at night as a child?

2. Where did the civics teacher stand during the tests he gave?

3. In Brownsville, what room of the house was the largest and most important?

4. How did the author feel about his Hebrew classes?

5. Where was the author's father offered a homestead while he was working for the Union Pacific Railway?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What was the author most embarrassed about during his school years? What made those years worse?

5. Why didn't the author believe his cousin and her friends were of his parent's generation?

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

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

8. During the day the author's home was different than others. How was it different?

9. 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?

10. Who does the demolished part of the author's childhood neighborhood remind the author of and why was she so important to him?

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