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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. For whom is the "forlorn woman" looking?
2. When the old woman tells her tale in Chapter 10, what does she say that Maggie asks Pete?
3. What word best describes Jimmie's attitude as he leaves the apartment to find Pete?
4. Who does Maggie meet as she wanders among the rows of houses?
5. When Freddie offhandedly invites Maggie to leave with him, where does Maggie say she is going?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the old woman stop Jimmie to report what she witnessed in the hallway?
2. How do attitudes change toward the "painted" girl as she moves through the various districts of the city?
3. Why is Mudder raving when Jimmie finally comes home after his saloon fight?
4. What does Jimmie do when the policeman arrives to break up the saloon fight?
5. Compare the attitude of the Rum Alley tenement crowd toward Maggie with the attitude Maggie had toward the "painted" women in Chapter 12.
6. What is ironic about Mudders condemnation of Maggie's evil ways?
7. How does Mudder treat Maggie when Maggie finally returns home? What is Maggie's reaction to Mudder's treatment?
8. How does Pete rationalize his lack of guilt in the situation with Maggie?
9. As the fight between Jimmie and his companion and Pete progresses, a beer glass is thrown. What happens next?
10. What is the state of the apartment when Jimmie arrives home in Chapter 10?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Our perceptions of people and things are often dictated by our social class and cultural norms. As Maggie travels through the various districts mentioned in Chapter 17, we see a variety of different perceptions. Trace Maggie's path through the city and comment on the attitudes and perceptions she experiences. Identify at least three distinct social classes or districts.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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