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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. What book did Mrs. Solovey take the author back to?
(a) Pride and Prejudice.
(b) Dr. Zhivago.
(c) Jane Eyre.
(d) Anna Karenina.
2. When the author gets off at Fulton Street, how does he feel?
3. What did the fat brother that owned the barber shop put through the delicatessen window?
(a) A motorcycle.
(b) A customer.
(c) A barrel.
(d) The skinny brother.
4. During the second year of The Great Depression, how long had it been since the author's father had work?
(a) Nine weeks.
(b) Two weeks.
(c) Nine months.
(d) Three years.
5. What was the author afraid of?
(a) The "chicken lady."
(b) The principal.
(c) The cellar.
(d) The barber.
Short Answer Questions
1. What memory is most strong for the author as he walks down Chester Street?
2. What did the author want more than anything?
3. Whose house did the author associate with being the furthest from home?
4. Why don't the children sleep inside?
5. What let the author know how he felt after he read his prayer book?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Mrs. Solovey makes a visit to the author's home, she engages the author in conversation but soon becomes frustrated. Why does she become frustrated?
2. The author was given a book and the giver was surprised. Why was she surprised?
3. 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?
4. What are the author's main means of escape in this section?
5. Where did the author's walks take him when he walked to the edge of Brownsville?
6. What led the author to fantasize about Mrs. Solovey every night before bed?
7. Who were the two colorful women the author remembers in great detail?
8. What was it about the Solovey's that had the entire neighborhood intrigued?
9. When the author went to visit a friend in New York who lived in a brownstone, what did he discover?
10. What was the reaction of the person who read the author's final high school paper?
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