Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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.
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.
Both police and firefighters are in positions of authority, but Jimmie has very different emotions and reactions toward these two groups. Compare and contrast Jimmie's hostility towards police and his admiration for fire engines.
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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