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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. Who says, "Is yer fader beatin' yer mudder, or yer mudder beatin' yer fader"?
(a) The old man.
(b) Pete.
(c) Jimmie.
(d) The old woman.

2. How does Maggie feel as she leaves the plays that she attends with Pete?
(a) Her spirits are raised.
(b) She is excited.
(c) She is depressed.
(d) Her heart is broken.

3. Where does Pete promise to take Maggie on Friday night?
(a) To the show.
(b) To the museum.
(c) To a dance.
(d) To a movie.

4. What does Maggie compare Pete to in Chapter 8?
(a) A summer day.
(b) The moon.
(c) A golden sun.
(d) A breath of fresh air.

5. In Chapter 3, what does the old woman send Jimmie to buy for her?
(a) Wine.
(b) Matches.
(c) A newspaper.
(d) Beer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What two physical characteristics make Pete seem formidable?

2. What is Mudder famous for in Chapter 5?

3. How old is the person who breaks up the street fight in Chapter 1?

4. When they attend the show in Chapter 7, where do Pete and Maggie sit?

5. Who occasionally drags Jimmie from his truck driver perch to beat him?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Pete's appearance as he sits in the apartment with Maggie and Jimmie in Chapter 5.

2. Describe the fear that begins to rise in Maggie's heart as she looks at the people around her.

3. When the author uses the phrase "a young man of leather" to describe Jimmie, what does he mean?

4. Describe Jimmie's attitude toward the police.

5. How does Pete's nonchalance and indifference at the show make Maggie feel?

6. Why do Jimmie and Blue Billie fight in Chapter 1?

7. What is the significance of Maggie choosing to go out with Pete at the end of Chapter 9?

8. Why are Maggie's spirits so lifted by the plays she and Pete attend?

9. How does Mudder's behavior on Friday foreshadow the coming path of Maggie's life?

10. What is Maggie's reaction to the show? Give specific examples of her behavior.

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