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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 kind of coat did Mr. Solovey wear?
2. What did Mr. Solovey wear that was unusual to the author?
3. Why don't the children sleep inside?
4. How did the author feel about summertime?
5. Where were the communist headquarters?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the author's main means of escape in this section?
2. The author and his mother take a day trip to a local attraction. Where did they go and what did they experience?
3. What did the second hand furniture shops remind the author of?
4. On the day of his confirmation at thirteen, the author discovers something in his study of the Bible. What did he discover?
5. The author liked to go to the courtyard to hear music, why was there always music in the courtyard?
6. What did the author write his final high school paper on?
7. The author read from his prayer book every morning. What were his feelings and experiences?
8. What is so significant about the author not being able to find his mother during the funeral service for Mrs. Solovey?
9. The Soloveys were a couple no one could figure out. What about their marriage, specifically, was so mysterious?
10. What led the author to fantasize about Mrs. Solovey every night before bed?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
The author walks through his childhood neighborhood describing significant places and moments. What could his reasoning for walking through his childhood be?
Essay Topic 3
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.
This section contains 916 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)