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 time do Pete and Maggie arrive back at the apartment after the show?

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

3. Where does Pete promise to take Maggie on Friday night?

4. What tragic event occurs at the beginning of Chapter 4?

5. When the dancing girl first appears in the show, what is she wearing?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mudder express her anger with Jimmie's fighting?

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

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

4. How do the neighbors react to the fight between Mudder and Fader?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Maggie's reaction to the "painted" women in Chapter 12 is one of the most obvious examples of foreshadowing in this book. Discuss the concept of foreshadowing and explain how Maggie's reaction is an example of foreshadowing. Use specific citations from the text to support your points.

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

Discuss each of the following actions in terms of their reflection on Pete's character and their impact on his relationship with Maggie:

A) Pete's rudeness toward waiters and other staff.

B) Pete's disinterest in all of the things that entertain Maggie.

C) Pete's constant need to impress Maggie with new things.

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