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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 steals the pail from Jimmie as he carries it back to the old woman?
3. After the altercation in the doorway, where does Jimmie go to get away from Fader?
4. When they attend the show in Chapter 7, where do Pete and Maggie sit?
5. Which boy does Jimmie fight with over his performance in the fight?
Short Essay Questions
1. As the fight between Jimmie and his companion and Pete progresses, a beer glass is thrown. What happens next?
2. Compare the attitude of the Rum Alley tenement crowd toward Maggie with the attitude Maggie had toward the "painted" women in Chapter 12.
3. Describe the setting of the opening scene of Chapter 1.
4. When Maggie comes out of the room after Jimmie's fight with Mudder, what does she see?
5. In their main altercation in Chapter 2, what is Mudders accusation against Fader? What accusation is Fader's response?
6. Why does Maggie think Pete might feel contempt as he sits in the apartment?
7. How does Pete's reappearance in the story affect Maggie's view of her life and surroundings?
8. Describe the old woman who lives near Jimmie and Maggie.
9. What is the state of the apartment when Jimmie arrives home in Chapter 10?
10. How do attitudes change toward the "painted" girl as she moves through the various districts of the city?
Essay Topic 1
Why does Pete's reappearance in Jimmie's life so dramatically impact Maggie's satisfaction with her own life? List and describe at least four areas of life that become increasingly unsatisfactory to Maggie as her relationship with Pete develops. What steps does Maggie take to improve these areas of her life? What does this say about her?
Essay Topic 2
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 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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