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 re-enters the apartment after the fight in Chapter 3, where are Mudder and Fader?

2. As young men start to notice Maggie, what does Jimmie tell her she should do?

3. Who does Maggie wish she could talk to about Pete?

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

5. What is Mudder famous for in Chapter 5?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Maggie's impression of Pete as she listens to his tales?

2. What is the irony in the way Fader breaks up the fight between Jimmie and Blue Billie?

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

4. When Maggie comes out of the room after Jimmie's fight with Mudder, what does she see?

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

6. Why does Maggie think Pete might feel contempt as he sits in the apartment?

7. How does Pete's reappearance in the story affect Maggie's view of her life and surroundings?

8. In their main altercation in Chapter 2, what is Mudders accusation against Fader? What accusation is Fader's response?

9. Describe the old woman who lives near Jimmie and Maggie.

10. Where does Pete take Maggie to amuse and impress her? Give at least two specific examples.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the effectiveness of the book in each of the following areas:

A) Overall theme.

B) Characterization.

C) Plot.

D) Use of literary devices (symbolism, metaphor, etc.).

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the morality of Rum Alley based on each of the following scenarios:

A) Fader and Mudder disciplining violence with more violence.

B) The old woman trading her kindness for favors.

C) Jimmie fighting to protect the old woman's beer.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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