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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

Throughout the book, Maggie is rejected by friends and strangers alike. Select three of the following characters and discuss in detail the ways and reasons they rejected Maggie:

A) Mudder.

B) Jimmie.

C) Pete.

D) The Rum Alley neighbors.

E) The stout, well-dressed gentleman in Chapter 16.

F) The tall young man with a cigarette in Chapter 17.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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