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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. After the altercation in the doorway, where does Jimmie go to get away from Fader?
2. In Chapter 3, what does the old woman send Jimmie to buy for her?
3. Who arrives at the apartment at the conclusion of the fight between Jimmie and Mudder?
4. On what street does the old woman customarily beg for her living?
5. What is Maggie's impression of Pete?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Jimmie's attitude toward well-dressed men?
2. Does Jimmie seem more afraid of his mother or his father? Explain your answer.
3. Why does Jimmie have such great respect for fire engines?
4. Why do Jimmie and Blue Billie fight in Chapter 1?
5. Why is Maggie suddenly dissatisfied with her clothes and her life?
6. What is Jimmie's reaction when Fader tries to steal the old woman's beer?
7. Describe the fear that begins to rise in Maggie's heart as she looks at the people around her.
8. Why are Maggie's spirits so lifted by the plays she and Pete attend?
9. When the author uses the phrase "a young man of leather" to describe Jimmie, what does he mean?
10. How do the neighbors react to the fight between Mudder and Fader?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What event represents the turning point of the story? Identify the climax and explain its significance to any three of the following characters:
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Discuss the plays Pete and Maggie go to see as metaphors for Maggie's life. Identify the three main characters in these plays and explain how each serves as a metaphor for people in Maggie's life.
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