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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 played handball, was it for fun?
(a) He felt it was fun because he felt like he could escape when he played.
(c) When he practiced, it was for fun. When he played, it was for money.
2. Where did the author stop his nightly runs around the block during summertime?
(a) The Rylots.
(b) The candy store.
(c) The Soloveys.
(d) The drugstore.
3. How did the author feel it meant to be a Jew?
(a) They were free in their part of town.
(b) They were the most choice of people.
(c) Their very existance was questioned.
(d) They were superior to the other religions.
4. Where were the communist headquarters?
(a) Thatford Avenue.
(b) Rockaway Avenue.
(c) Pitkin Street.
(d) Broadview Street.
5. What other author did the author feel he could trust?
(a) William Blake.
(b) Charles Dickens.
(c) Samuel Hopkins Adams.
(d) Leo Tolstoy.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why did the C.P. Organizer say the author couldn't join the Socialist party?
2. Whose house did the author associate with being the furthest from home?
3. How did the author feel about summertime?
4. What kind of look did New York City have during the summer nights?
5. What did the author rejoice to see in his kitchen?
Short Essay Questions
1. The author was given a book and the giver was surprised. Why was she surprised?
2. How does the author describe summer in Brownsville?
3. The author gave Mrs. Solovey an alternative name -- what was the name and why did he give it to her?
4. 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?
5. On the day of his confirmation at thirteen, the author discovers something in his study of the Bible. What did he discover?
6. The Soloveys were a couple no one could figure out. What about their marriage, specifically, was so mysterious?
7. Mr. Solovey wasn't the most likable person in the neighborhood. What didn't people like about him?
8. How did the author feel during the summer of his first job?
9. Why is the idea of "beyond' so important to the author?
10. What is so significant about the author not being able to find his mother during the funeral service for Mrs. Solovey?
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