Maggie: A Girl of the Streets Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 does Jimmie's companion say he would ask for if he should ever meet God?

2. Where is Maggie while Pete and Jimmie exchange tales of valor in Chapter 5?

3. What is Jimmie standing on as he curses his opponents in the street fight?

4. What color is the dress Maggie wears to go out with Pete on Friday night?

5. What is Mudder's real name?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the old woman stop Jimmie to report what she witnessed in the hallway?

2. Describe the decor of the saloon where Pete works as a bartender.

3. Describe the behavior of the audience during the first act of the show.

4. What is Jimmie's attitude toward well-dressed men?

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

6. Why is Maggie suddenly dissatisfied with her clothes and her life?

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

8. Does Mudder enjoy her perceived win in the fight with Fader? Explain your answer.

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

10. What is ironic about Mudders condemnation of Maggie's evil ways?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The book opens with a fight scene. How does this fact foreshadow the path of the entire book? Discuss at least three specific fight scenes from the book, concentrating on motives and outcomes.

Essay Topic 2

Although Maggie makes a conscious decision to be with Pete, she still clearly has feelings for Mudder and Jimmie. Identify at least two instances where Maggie makes an effort to reconnect with her family. Discuss the steps Maggie takes and the reactions she meets with from Jimmie and Mudder. What does this say about their family dynamics and values?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the plays Pete and Maggie go to see as metaphors for Maggie's life. Identify the three main characters in these plays and explain how each serves as a metaphor for people in Maggie's life.

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