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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. Something frightening happened to the author when we went to get coal one winter day -- what was it?
(a) He was beat up in the cellar.
(b) He thought he heard someone.
(c) Bats flew out of the cellar when he opened the door.
(d) He got locked in the cellar.
2. What could you see someone doing into the late hours of dusk in Brownsville?
(a) Someone stealing coal from the cellars.
(b) Someone sifting through garbage.
(c) Boys playing handball.
(d) Someone settling down in an empty alleyway for the night.
3. What countries had the Solovey's lived in?
(a) Italy, France and Scotland.
(b) France, Italy and Ireland.
(c) Palestine, England and Africa.
(d) Palestine, France and Italy.
4. What part of the neighborhood tests the author?
(a) The drugstore where he dropped the sandwich.
(b) The back wall of the drugstore.
(c) The school yard.
(d) The alley where all the boys played handball.
5. Who did the author call "The Chicken Lady?"
(a) Mrs. Klein.
(b) Mrs. Baruch.
(c) Mrs. Rosenthal.
(d) Mrs. Deutscher.
Short Answer Questions
1. What kind of look did New York City have during the summer nights?
2. What language does the author share with Mrs. Solovey?
3. What did the women of Brownsville expect to receive from the drugstore owner?
4. Whose house did the author associate with being the furthest from home?
5. Where was the turn off to "all things good" the author's sixteenth summer?
Short Essay Questions
1. Mr. Solovey wasn't the most likable person in the neighborhood. What didn't people like about him?
2. 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?
3. The author and his mother take a day trip to a local attraction. Where did they go and what did they experience?
4. How does the author describe summer in Brownsville?
5. 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?
6. The author liked to go to the courtyard to hear music, why was there always music in the courtyard?
7. Why is the idea of "beyond' so important to the author?
8. When the author went to visit a friend in New York who lived in a brownstone, what did he discover?
9. What is so significant about the author not being able to find his mother during the funeral service for Mrs. Solovey?
10. Who were the two colorful women the author remembers in great detail?
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