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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens when the Young Man hides in Goldman's closet?
(a) He covers his eyes when Godlman gives Evelyn a massage.
(b) He gets caught when Goldman hangs up her coat.
(c) He faints when he sees Evelyn in the nude.
(d) He sees Evelyn naked and loses control.

2. After a second trial, what sentence does Harry K. Shaw receive?
(a) Life in prison.
(b) Remanded to the Manhattan Hospital for the Criminally Insane.
(c) The electric chair.
(d) Seven years in prison.

3. What do Mother, The Boy, and Younger Brother do in the winter time?
(a) Clean sidewalks for sick people.
(b) Take long sleigh rides.
(c) Stay inside by the fireplace.
(d) Skate on the New Rochelle pond.

4. Who does Mother call after she and the maid clean up the baby?
(a) Her next door neighbor.
(b) The Welfare Department.
(c) Grandfather.
(d) A doctor and the police.

5. What does Mameh finally do to make extra money?
(a) Work as a roommaid in a hotel.
(b) Dance in a burlesque house.
(c) Shoplift from small stores.
(d) Submit to the advances of her employer.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the trial, how does Evelyn depict herself at age fifteen?

2. What is Goldman's political stance?

3. What do the Hebrew letters on storefronts look like to Evelyn?

4. which immigrants are sent back home?

5. What does Mother find buried in her garden?

Short Essay Questions

1. What becomes the fashion among the rich in turn of the century America?

2. Explain how Harry K. Shaw gets to see Harry Houdini.

3. What does Evelyn see when she goes with Tateh to a socialist meeting?

4. What does newspaperman Riis find when he goes to the docks to interview Stanford white about housing for the poor?

5. What does The boy see Mother do in the back garden?

6. What causes Harry K. Shaw to propose marriage to Evelyn Nesbit?

7. What is Perry's attitude towards the Esquimo people?

8. What is the gossip about Evelyn's disappearances to visit The Girl?

9. What are the lead workers doing as Perry comes leisurely behind?

10. How do the second generation Irish feel about the new immigrants?

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