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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 daydream of Mrs. Solovey?
(a) He couldn't get past the scar on her face.
(b) She hypnotized him.
(c) He secretly loved her.
(d) She had a mysterious life.
2. Why don't the children sleep inside?
(a) It was too hot.
(b) Their parents rent out their rooms.
(c) The bedrooms are closed off to save energy.
(d) The cockroaches made it impossible to sleep in their bedrooms.
3. What could you see someone doing into the late hours of dusk in Brownsville?
(a) Someone stealing coal from the cellars.
(b) Boys playing handball.
(c) Someone settling down in an empty alleyway for the night.
(d) Someone sifting through garbage.
4. Who did the shacks on Livonia Avenue start filling up with during the depression?
(a) Jobless union workers.
(c) Irish immigrants.
5. What did the author and his mother admire as they walked past Belmont Avenue?
(a) The architecture of the new buildings going in.
(b) The jars of colored water in the drugstore.
(c) The meats hanging in the delicatessen window.
(d) The fruits and vegetables.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was the name the author made up for Mrs. Solovey?
2. Who's name was on the sign the boys pasted to the outside wall of a house on Chester Street?
3. What hadn't the author learned yet when he had the discussion in a foreign language with Mrs. Solovey?
4. What was the keyword when referred to Mendy?
5. What did the fat brother that owned the barber shop put through the delicatessen window?
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. The author was given a book and the giver was surprised. Why was she surprised?
3. The author and his mother take a day trip to a local attraction. Where did they go and what did they experience?
4. What are the author's main means of escape in this section?
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 author gave Mrs. Solovey an alternative name -- what was the name and why did he give it to her?
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. How does the author describe summer in Brownsville?
9. What did the author spend much of his time doing when he wasn't reading or in school?
10. What did the author write his final high school paper on?
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