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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 did the big Italians sell and during what time?
2. Who did the author feel could intercede with God for him?
3. Who is it the author always sees first when he enters Brownsville?
4. The author didn't associate his school years with learning, what did he associate them with?
5. Who inspired the teaching style and curriculum of the author's civics teacher?
Short Essay Questions
1. During the day the author's home was different than others. How was it different?
2. What is the nickname the author's father gave him? What is the meaning of the nickname and did the author like his nickname?
3. What is prohibited on the Jewish Sabbath?
4. Describe what happened at the drugstore after the author's childhood therapy session.
5. How does the author describe the second street he remembers and what is it's name?
6. What are the author's favorite memories from the first street in pages 'From the Subway to the Synagogue',?
7. The author's mother was a dressmaker. What was her process of creation?
8. What was the best part of the author's school experience and why?
9. How has the author's childhood neighborhood not changed?
10. The author liked to go to his cousin's room right before supper. What did he like to do while he was in there?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
A continuing theme in the book is of light and darkness, both literal and metaphorical. Please give examples from the book how this is portrayed. What other ideas could be connected to the idea of light and dark?
Essay Topic 2
In specific detail from the book, list important objects from the author's childhood kitchen and their role in his daily life and the energy of the home.
Essay Topic 3
Who does the author discover in the last section that makes the most impact on him? How does the author's discovery of this person lead him to even stronger feelings of "beyond' being attainable?
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