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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 never looked anyone in the face?
(a) The Hunchback.
(d) The author.
2. What was the author afraid of?
(a) The principal.
(b) The barber.
(c) The "chicken lady."
(d) The cellar.
3. How did Mrs. Solovey commit suicide?
(a) She jumped of the Brooklyn Bridge and drowned in the East River.
(b) She jumped in front of the El train at Rockaway Station.
(c) She sealed the doors and windows and let the gas stove run.
(d) She jumped from the fire escape.
4. Where were the communist headquarters?
(a) Thatford Avenue.
(b) Broadview Street.
(c) Pitkin Street.
(d) Rockaway Avenue.
5. When the author gets off at Fulton Street, how does he feel?
Short Answer Questions
1. What book did Mrs. Solovey take the author back to?
2. Who were the author's friends?
3. Why did the author listen to the singers?
4. What book did Isrolik carry around with him?
5. Who was the neighbor girl dating that her mother was ashamed of?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was it about the Solovey's that had the entire neighborhood intrigued?
2. When the author would play games with his friends, he would usually hide in the monument works. What was significant about the monument works?
3. Who were the two colorful women the author remembers in great detail?
4. What did the author spend much of his time doing when he wasn't reading or in school?
5. The author was given a book and the giver was surprised. Why was she surprised?
6. What did the author write his final high school paper on?
7. The author gave Mrs. Solovey an alternative name -- what was the name and why did he give it to her?
8. Mrs. Solovey commits suicide late in this section and it shocks the neighborhood. Describe what emotions the neighborhood go through towards the Soloveys.
9. What are the details the author remembers most about the drugstore?
10. 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?
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