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's real name?

2. Where does Jimmie walk on the way to the apartment after the street brawl of Chapter 1?

3. When Maggie sees that Jimmie has been fighting, what does she warn him that Mudder will do?

4. Who always triumphs at the end of the plays that Pete and Maggie attend?

5. Where does Pete promise to take Maggie in the summer?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Jimmie's attitude toward Mudder when he finds her yelling in the tenement hallway?

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

3. Why does Maggie refuse Pete's request for a kiss? Explain your answer.

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

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. Describe Maggie's treatment of Tommie as they walk home. What does Maggie's behavior tell us about her upbringing?

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

9. Describe the fear that begins to rise in Maggie's heart as she looks at the people around her.

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

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

The poverty and chaos of the Rum Alley tenement unite its residents. Discuss in detail at least three examples or Rum Alley unity, including the circumstances of the unity, the motive behind the unity, and the purpose the unity serves to accomplish.

Essay Topic 3

Maggie emerges into young adulthood as the indisputable beauty of Rum Alley. The "philosophers" of Rum Alley debate how Maggie underwent such a dramatic physical transformation. They also discuss her beauty in terms of its potential consequences. Is Maggie's beauty an asset or a liability for her? Support your answer with evidence from the book.

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