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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. As he drinks at the bar, to what does Fader liken his home?

2. How does the air in the collar and cuff factory make Maggie feel?

3. Who always triumphs at the end of the plays that Pete and Maggie attend?

4. After the altercation in the doorway, where does Jimmie go to get away from Fader?

5. Who breaks up the street fight between the two groups of boys?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Jimmie and Blue Billie fight in Chapter 1?

2. How does Mudder express her anger with Jimmie's fighting?

3. What is the significance of Maggie choosing to go out with Pete at the end of Chapter 9?

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

5. Does Mudder enjoy her perceived win in the fight with Fader? Explain your answer.

6. Why are Maggie's spirits so lifted by the plays she and Pete attend?

7. Describe Jimmie's attitude toward the police.

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define and discuss the concept of hypocrisy. Where do you see hypocrisy at work in the story? Identify and explain at least two examples of hypocrisy in the text.

Essay Topic 2

How is the saloon in Chapter 11 a metaphor for Pete's life? Discuss both internal and external characteristics.

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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