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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What part of the neighborhood tests the author?
2. Who was the author's favorite of his Socialist party friends?
3. What name does the author keep calling God?
4. Who were the author's friends?
5. What kind of look did New York City have during the summer nights?
Essay Topic 1
The author felt the most joy in a place where he felt the most uncomfortable. Explore the idea of the author's constant struggle with feeling like an outsider or an alien.
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
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?
This section contains 998 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)