A Walker in the City Test | 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

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 2

Shame is a recurring theme in the book. Using examples from the book, describe the 2 main causes for the author's shame.

Essay Topic 3

In the group that he joins, the author meets two young men who make a significant impact on him. Who were the members and what details about these members and their surroundings drew the author in? What aspects of these characters distanced him?

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