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 is Mudder doing when Jimmie, Maggie, and Fader arrive home?

2. While Jimmie listens outside the apartment door, what does Mudder threaten to do to Fader?

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

4. What does the author say disguises Maggie's looks when she is a child?

5. Where do Pete and Maggie often go together on weekday evenings?

Short Essay Questions

1. Briefly describe Mudder's appearance and demeanor when she is thrown out of the saloon.

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

3. Why are the "philosophers" of Rum Alley puzzled by Maggie's development?

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

5. Describe Jimmie's attitude toward the police.

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Our perceptions of people and things are often dictated by our social class and cultural norms. As Maggie travels through the various districts mentioned in Chapter 17, we see a variety of different perceptions. Trace Maggie's path through the city and comment on the attitudes and perceptions she experiences. Identify at least three distinct social classes or districts.

Essay Topic 2

How is the saloon in Chapter 11 a metaphor for Pete's life? Discuss both internal and external characteristics.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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