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

The last section gives details of relationships the author has with two individuals. What about the "he" is important to the author? What about the "she" he speaks of is significant? How do they solidify his yearnings and his opportunities for "beyond"? What do their involvement in his life make "bearable"?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

In what ways did the author choose to escape his daily life? Why did the author feel he needed to escape and why is he "walking" through a time when he felt the need to escape? What is he trying to escape from that he wrote the memoir/

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