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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. When the author read books, he yearned for something. What did he yearn for?
(a) Someone to be his true friend.
(b) Someone to walk to school with.
(c) Someone he could bully around.
(d) Someone to run with at night.

2. What did the boy do to win over the neighbor girl's mother?
(a) Fix her leaky pipes.
(b) Pay her bills.
(c) Cook her dinner.
(d) Offer to become a Jew.

3. The author needed something urgent at the end of the chapter, The Block and Beyond, Pages 109-131. What did he need?
(a) To see his father.
(b) To say his final goodbyes.
(c) To see his mother.
(d) To use the facilities.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What language does the author share with Mrs. Solovey?

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

4. Who never looked anyone in the face?

5. Why did the C.P. Organizer say the author couldn't join the Socialist party?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are the details the author remembers most about the drugstore?

3. The author and his mother take a day trip to a local attraction. Where did they go and what did they experience?

4. 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?

5. What did the author spend much of his time doing when he wasn't reading or in school?

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

7. Mrs. Solovey commits suicide late in this section and it shocks the neighborhood. Describe what emotions the neighborhood go through towards the Soloveys.

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

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

10. What was it about the Solovey's that had the entire neighborhood intrigued?

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