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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 was the neighbor girl dating that her mother was ashamed of?
(a) A Negro boy.
(b) An Irish boy.
(c) An Italian boy.
(d) A French boy.
2. Why don't the children sleep inside?
(a) Their parents rent out their rooms.
(b) It was too hot.
(c) The bedrooms are closed off to save energy.
(d) The cockroaches made it impossible to sleep in their bedrooms.
3. What did the author hide under his coat on the way home Passover week?
(a) A bottle of wine.
(b) Packaged white bread.
(c) Packaged matzah.
(d) A jar of pickles.
4. On Fifth Avenue, the author found something he was surprised by. What was it?
(a) A painting of a nude woman.
(b) A painting of his mother.
(c) A painting of his home country.
(d) A painting of his grandparents.
5. What was the author's first idea of summer?
(a) The summer could speed up.
(b) Life could slow down.
(c) This was his summer to find a girlfriend.
(d) This was the summer he was going to master follow the leader.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where was the turn off to "all things good" the author's sixteenth summer?
2. What did the women of Brownsville expect to receive from the drugstore owner?
3. Where did Mrs. Solovey grow up?
4. What happened to Mr. Solovey's business?
5. What was the keyword when referred to Mendy?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did the author write his final high school paper on?
2. What is so significant about the author not being able to find his mother during the funeral service for Mrs. Solovey?
3. How did the author feel during the summer of his first job?
4. The author and his mother take a day trip to a local attraction. Where did they go and what did they experience?
5. There were many things the author liked about David's home. What was the one thing that truly made the house stand out to him?
6. Who were the two colorful women the author remembers in great detail?
7. When the author would play games with his friends, he would usually hide in the monument works. What was significant about the monument works?
8. The Soloveys were a couple no one could figure out. What about their marriage, specifically, was so mysterious?
9. During the summer nights in Brownsville, many groups met to have meetings on the streets. What were some of those groups and what were their causes?
10. 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?
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