1. The novel begins in this place and is frequented by what group?
The novel begins at a bar in Brooklyn. The name of the bar is Greeks. It is frequented by hipsters and sailors.
2. The hipsters cannot get a lot of respect from the other sailors and the bar owner. Why is this?
The hipsters are unemployed. They enjoy drinking and creating mischief for others.
3. Explain the game of mum that the hipsters play?
One person stands in the center of a circle while others take turns punching him in the stomach. The point of the game is to catch the person who threw the last punch before another punch can be given.
4. What causes Freddie and his friends to chase after the sailors?
Some sailors see Freddie and Rosie arguing. When they also witness Freddie slap Rosie, they make a comment that upsets Freddie.
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