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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 women of Brownsville expect to receive from the drugstore owner?
2. What book did Isrolik carry around with him?
3. What time frame did the author always imagine himself walking through New York in?
4. What did the author ride from the east side?
5. What was the greatest mystery about the Soloveys?
Short Essay Questions
1. The author gave Mrs. Solovey an alternative name -- what was the name and why did he give it to her?
2. What is so significant about the author not being able to find his mother during the funeral service for Mrs. Solovey?
3. What was the reaction of the person who read the author's final high school paper?
4. What are the author's main means of escape in this section?
5. 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?
6. How does the author describe summer in Brownsville?
7. What did the author do after the other boys had gone inside and why?
8. Mr. Solovey wasn't the most likable person in the neighborhood. What didn't people like about him?
9. When the author would play games with his friends, he would usually hide in the monument works. What was significant about the monument works?
10. What did the author spend much of his time doing when he wasn't reading or in school?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
During the summer of his 16th year, the author joins a group with Socialist ties. What does the author feel his connection to the Socialist group is? His parents were of the Socialist influence, was that his draw to the party or did he truly believe the party would make what was wrong in his world right?
Essay Topic 2
In the second section, the author is given a nickname by his father. This nickname deeply affects the author. With specific examples from the text, please describe how it touched the author and how his view of his father changed at that point.
Essay Topic 3
During the Jewish Sabbath worship, the author's family did something that was unorthodox. What was that practice and what was it's impact on the family? Explain the emotions and expressions the author's family had.
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