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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 would the author skip pages of his favorite book to read?
(a) The description of the mountainous terrain the characters lived in.
(b) The description of the homestead the characters were building.
(c) The description of the characters eating black bread, salt and tomatoes.
(d) The description of the ship the immigrants came across the ocean on.

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

3. Who was Mrs. B said to have physical relations with?
(a) The English teacher.
(b) The principal.
(c) The math teacher.
(d) The physical education teacher.

4. How did the author feel about being confirmed?
(a) He did it out of peer pressure.
(b) He did it for the gifts.
(c) He was positive it was what he wanted to do.
(d) He did it for his mother and out of tradition.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The author preferred the movie house over the synagogue, why did he favor the movie house?

2. What country did the civics teacher come from?

3. How did the author feel about the women who sat around his dinner table on Friday nights?

4. Who did the author say it was good to be back among?

5. What trait did the author's mother posses that she was most ashamed of?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what ways did the kitchen hold the author's mother's character?

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

7. What is prohibited on the Jewish Sabbath?

8. 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?

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

10. Who does the author feel is his advocate in religion? How does the author feel about God?

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