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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 does Jimmie threaten to do to Maggie if she does not "shut up"?
(a) Chase her down the street.
(b) Smack her mouth.
(c) Tell his mother.
(d) Kick her shins.

2. When Jimmie re-enters the apartment after the fight in Chapter 3, where are Mudder and Fader?
(a) Mudder is on a chair and Fader is gone.
(b) Mudder and Fader are both on the floor.
(c) Mudder is on the floor and Fader is on a chair.
(d) Fader is on the floor and Mudder is on a chair.

3. What color dresses are the orchestra women wearing in Chapter 7?
(a) Yellow.
(b) Black.
(c) Pink.
(d) Dark Blue.

4. In addition to dancing, what is the girl who starts the show in Chapter 7 doing?
(a) Playing the piano.
(b) Juggling,
(c) Singing.
(d) Acting.

5. Who warns Pete, "Don't be fresh now"?
(a) Jimmie.
(b) The waiter.
(c) Maggie.
(d) Mudder.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 4, for what is the preacher's audience waiting?

2. What is the name of Jimmie's youngest sibling?

3. In Chapter 2, what accusation starts the altercation between Fader and Mudder?

4. Who is Mudder trying to start a fight with after she enters the tenement building?

5. At the beginning of Chapter 2, where do Jimmie and his father meet Maggie?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Jimmie's attitude toward the police.

2. How is Jimmie's turn as "head of the family" similar to the reign of Fader?

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

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

5. Why does Pete break up the fight between Jimmie and the Devil's Row boys, but encourages the fight between Jimmie and Blue Billie?

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

7. Does Jimmie seem more afraid of his mother or his father? Explain your answer.

8. What is the irony in the way Fader breaks up the fight between Jimmie and Blue Billie?

9. Why does Maggie think Pete might feel contempt as he sits in the apartment?

10. Describe the setting of the opening scene of Chapter 1.

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