A Walker in the City Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did the author listen to the singers?

2. What was the name the author made up for Mrs. Solovey?

3. What has replaced an entire block of drugstores and candy shops in the neighborhood?

4. The author needed something urgent at the end of the chapter, The Block and Beyond, Pages 109-131. What did he need?

5. Why did the author run?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What importance did the Soloveys hold for the author? They had a past and a relationship that was unique, what about those ideas was unique to them? What about Mrs. Solovey was so enticing for the author? What was his made-up name for her and what character from a book did he associate her with? What about Mr. Solovey was important to the author? What connection did they have?

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

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.

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