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. When Jimmie grabs Mudder to take her home, what is her response?

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

3. What animal does Chapter 4 compare Jimmie with as he drives?

4. What is Jimmie's family's last name?

5. What does Jimmie's father do to the two fighting boys?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the condition of the apartment when Maggie and Pete leave on Friday night? What is Mudder's condition?

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

3. What is the symbolism of Mudder focusing on the worsted boots and wanting to put them back on Maggie's dead feet?

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

5. Describe the behavior of the audience during the first act of the show.

6. Compare the attitude of the Rum Alley tenement crowd toward Maggie with the attitude Maggie had toward the "painted" women in Chapter 12.

7. How does Nellie's attitude toward Pete in Chapter 18 reflect a sort of poetic justice?

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

9. How does Nellie manipulate Pete to get him to leave with her?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In the early chapters of the book, we see the disciplinary styles of both Mudder and Fader. How do we see these things reemerge in the adult lives of Jimmie and Maggie? Cite at least four specific examples from the text.

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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