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

2. The author preferred the movie house over the synagogue, why did he favor the movie house?
(a) He could escape his parents there.
(b) It was cool there during the summer, it was the only place that stayed cool.
(c) They sold popcorn and other wonderful treats.
(d) There was nothing there to remind him of Brownsville.

3. What kind of books did the author go to his cousin's room to read?
(a) Books on government.
(b) Books on how to date women.
(c) English books.
(d) Yiddish books.

4. To the author's mother, what was the gateway to romance?
(a) Status.
(b) Fashion.
(c) Religion.
(d) Riches.

5. Where does the author believe only truly free people are from?
(a) Poland.
(b) New York City.
(c) England.
(d) Russia.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the author's parents feel of his generation?

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

3. What did the Jewish vendors sell roasted potatoes, baked apples and knishes from?

4. What is seltzer to the poor Jews?

5. What were the author's lasting feelings about his school years?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is prohibited on the Jewish Sabbath?

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

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

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

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

8. Twice a year, the author's mother would mourn her parent's deaths. What other significance did his mother's mourning hold for the author?

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

10. How did the author feel about his religion teachers and why?

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