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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. Something frightening happened to the author when we went to get coal one winter day -- what was it?
(a) He was beat up in the cellar.
(b) He thought he heard someone.
(c) He got locked in the cellar.
(d) Bats flew out of the cellar when he opened the door.

2. What could you see someone doing into the late hours of dusk in Brownsville?
(a) Someone settling down in an empty alleyway for the night.
(b) Someone stealing coal from the cellars.
(c) Boys playing handball.
(d) Someone sifting through garbage.

3. What was Mr. Solovey's jacket always covered with?
(a) Cigarette ash.
(b) Dandruff.
(c) Hair.
(d) Face powder.

4. On Fifth Avenue, the author found something he was surprised by. What was it?
(a) A painting of his home country.
(b) A painting of his mother.
(c) A painting of his grandparents.
(d) A painting of a nude woman.

5. How did the author feel about summertime?
(a) He would have rather been in school.
(b) He looked forward to it.
(c) He dreaded it.
(d) He feared it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What street was the author's house on?

2. What emotion did the author feel when he was working during his sixteenth summer?

3. What did the boy do to win over the neighbor girl's mother?

4. What time frame did the author always imagine himself walking through New York in?

5. The author changed where he walked after supper. Where did he walk to?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the author write his final high school paper on?

2. How did the author feel during the summer of his first job?

3. The author was given a book and the giver was surprised. Why was she surprised?

4. When Mrs. Solovey makes a visit to the author's home, she engages the author in conversation but soon becomes frustrated. Why does she become frustrated?

5. Mr. Solovey wasn't the most likable person in the neighborhood. What didn't people like about him?

6. How does the author describe summer in Brownsville?

7. Why is the idea of "beyond' so important to the author?

8. The author read from his prayer book every morning. What were his feelings and experiences?

9. The Soloveys were a couple no one could figure out. What about their marriage, specifically, was so mysterious?

10. The author gave Mrs. Solovey an alternative name -- what was the name and why did he give it to her?

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