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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?
(c) The Hunchback.
(d) The author.
2. Something frightening happened to the author when we went to get coal one winter day -- what was it?
(a) Bats flew out of the cellar when he opened the door.
(b) He thought he heard someone.
(c) He was beat up in the cellar.
(d) He got locked in the cellar.
3. When the author gets off at Fulton Street, how does he feel?
4. Why did the C.P. Organizer say the author couldn't join the Socialist party?
(a) Because he was a student.
(b) Because he was a Jew.
(c) Because he was Russian.
(d) Because he couldn't pay the registration fee.
5. Why did the author believe the neighborhood madwoman stood on their stoop so long?
(a) Because she would forget where to go after his house.
(b) Because the only person she could relate with was his mother.
(c) Because she knew he liked to watch her.
(d) Because she knew she would get more to put in her cart the longer she stayed.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who did the shacks on Livonia Avenue start filling up with during the depression?
2. Was the author good at handball?
3. What let the author know how he felt after he read his prayer book?
4. During the second year of The Great Depression, how long had it been since the author's father had work?
5. When the author played handball, was it for fun?
Short Essay Questions
1. The author was given a book and the giver was surprised. Why was she surprised?
2. Who were the two colorful women the author remembers in great detail?
3. On the day of his confirmation at thirteen, the author discovers something in his study of the Bible. What did he discover?
4. Mr. Solovey wasn't the most likable person in the neighborhood. What didn't people like about him?
5. The author read from his prayer book every morning. What were his feelings and experiences?
6. What did the author do after the other boys had gone inside and why?
7. The author and his mother take a day trip to a local attraction. Where did they go and what did they experience?
8. Where did the author's walks take him when he walked to the edge of Brownsville?
9. How does the author describe summer in Brownsville?
10. What did the author spend much of his time doing when he wasn't reading or in school?
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