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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What profession was the author's mother?
2. What kind of books did the author go to his cousin's room to read?
3. What is the era in which the author's childhood took place?
4. What was the author's favorite school experience?
5. When did the author feel the only time his favorite food could be eaten in "good conscience"?
Short Essay Questions
1. The author and his mother take a day trip to a local attraction. Where did they go and what did they experience?
2. Why didn't the author believe his cousin and her friends were of his parent's generation?
3. Mrs. Solovey commits suicide late in this section and it shocks the neighborhood. Describe what emotions the neighborhood go through towards the Soloveys.
4. Why did the author have such a hard time when his mother, cousin and her friends started talking about "Heym?"
5. Who does the author feel is his advocate in religion? How does the author feel about God?
6. How has the author's childhood neighborhood not changed?
7. Describe what happened at the drugstore after the author's childhood therapy session.
8. What was it about the Solovey's that had the entire neighborhood intrigued?
9. Who does the demolished part of the author's childhood neighborhood remind the author of and why was she so important to him?
10. During the day the author's home was different than others. How was it different?
Essay Topic 1
The author walks through his childhood neighborhood describing significant places and moments. What could his reasoning for walking through his childhood be?
Essay Topic 2
During the Jewish Sabbath the author's mother and the three dressmakers talk of their home and the traditions. What key elements of home do the women discuss and how did those elements differ from the modern society? When the three dressmakers talk of their "freedom" from the traditions of the neighborhood, what are they talking about? What emotion are they searching for and why do the author's parents feel this is an unattainable goal?
Essay Topic 3
When the author talks about his longing for "beyond," what does he mean and how does he feel he can accomplish this goal? Please make sure to include examples from the text in addition to your own ideas.
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