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. When Jimmie and Mudder fight wildly in the apartment in Chapter 9, where is Maggie hiding?

2. Who warns Pete, "Don't be fresh now"?

3. How does Maggie feel as she leaves the plays that she attends with Pete?

4. What does Maggie do after dinner that makes her mother angry?

5. When Jimmie happens upon his furiously screaming mother, what does he tell her to do?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe the old woman who lives near Jimmie and Maggie.

5. Where does Pete take Maggie to amuse and impress her? Give at least two specific examples.

6. Why does Jimmie have such great respect for fire engines?

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

8. What is Maggie's impression of Pete as she listens to his tales?

9. In their main altercation in Chapter 2, what is Mudders accusation against Fader? What accusation is Fader's response?

10. Describe Jimmie's attitude toward the police.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Maggie is ultimately responsible for her decisions and the path of her life, but several other characters play a role in Maggie's development. Identify at least three characters that have an impact on Maggie's life and analyze their level of responsibility for Maggie's tragic end.

Essay Topic 2

What event represents the turning point of the story? Identify the climax and explain its significance to any three of the following characters:

A) Maggie.

B) Pete.

C) Mudder.

D) Jimmie.

E) Nellie.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the book, Maggie is rejected by friends and strangers alike. Select three of the following characters and discuss in detail the ways and reasons they rejected Maggie:

A) Mudder.

B) Jimmie.

C) Pete.

D) The Rum Alley neighbors.

E) The stout, well-dressed gentleman in Chapter 16.

F) The tall young man with a cigarette in Chapter 17.

(see the answer keys)

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