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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. Where was the turn off to "all things good" the author's sixteenth summer?
(a) Eastern Parkway.
(b) Chester Street.
(c) The turnoff to the Italian neighborhood.
(d) Pitkin Avenue.

2. What other author did the author feel he could trust?
(a) Samuel Hopkins Adams.
(b) William Blake.
(c) Charles Dickens.
(d) Leo Tolstoy.

3. Finish this sentence. " The Socialist Party is _______."
(a) The Second Party of Communism.
(b) The Right Hand of the Devil.
(c) The Third Party of Capitolism.
(d) The Lord's Chosen Way.

4. What did the fat brother that owned the barber shop put through the delicatessen window?
(a) A motorcycle.
(b) A customer.
(c) A barrel.
(d) The skinny brother.

5. What was the greatest mystery about the Soloveys?
(a) Where they were originally from.
(b) What they fought over.
(c) Why they moved so much.
(d) Why they were living in Brownsville.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What made Mrs. Solovey leave the author's house?

3. What part of the neighborhood tests the author?

4. What did Mrs. Solovey's coffin look like?

5. Whose house did the author associate with being the furthest from home?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the second hand furniture shops remind the author of?

2. What is so significant about the author not being able to find his mother during the funeral service for Mrs. Solovey?

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

4. What are the author's main means of escape in this section?

5. The author met two boys who were part of the Socialist group, David and Isrolik. What was it about these boys that the author enjoyed?

6. What was the reaction of the person who read the author's final high school paper?

7. What led the author to fantasize about Mrs. Solovey every night before bed?

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

9. Who were the two colorful women the author remembers in great detail?

10. When the author went to visit a friend in New York who lived in a brownstone, what did he discover?

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