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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. Why did the author play the violin for the barber?
(a) So he could listen to the old men talk politics.
(b) So he could learn how to become a barber.
(c) So he could read the racy news magazines.
(d) So he could get free haircuts.

2. What language was commonly used in the author's neighborhood?
(a) Yiddish.
(b) Russian.
(c) Hebrew.
(d) Polish.

3. What time frame did the author always imagine himself walking through New York in?
(a) The 1880's.
(b) The 1890's.
(c) The 1900's.
(d) The 1850's.

4. What did the author want more than anything?
(a) To be a good son.
(b) To be a "good Jew."
(c) To leave Brownsville.
(d) To be a good handball player.

5. What building does the author miss the most, though?
(a) The drugstore.
(b) The candy shop.
(c) The hardware store.
(d) The fabric shop.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the author read books, he yearned for something. What did he yearn for?

2. On Fifth Avenue, the author found something he was surprised by. What was it?

3. Finish this sentence. " The Socialist Party is _______."

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

5. What was the author afraid of?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. The author liked to go to the courtyard to hear music, why was there always music in the courtyard?

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

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

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

7. 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?

8. What did the author do after the other boys had gone inside and why?

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

10. How does the author describe summer in Brownsville?

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