Maggie: A Girl of the Streets Test | Final 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. How does Maggie look at Pete as they listen to the singer in Chapter 12?

2. How does Maggie feel when Pete and Nellie leave?

3. To what four animals are the fighters in Chapter 11 compared?

4. How long is Freddie silent after Pete and Nellie leave?

5. When the old woman tells her tale in Chapter 10, what does she say that Maggie asks Pete?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the women in the dark hallway saying as Jimmie passes them on his way out to find Pete?

2. How do attitudes change toward the "painted" girl as she moves through the various districts of the city?

3. Compare Pete's attitude toward Nellie to Maggie's attitude toward Pete.

4. What is ironic about Mudders condemnation of Maggie's evil ways?

5. How does Pete rationalize his lack of guilt in the situation with Maggie?

6. What are the true motives of the women surrounding Pete at the saloon in Chapter 18?

7. What is the state of the apartment when Jimmie arrives home in Chapter 10?

8. Why does the "painted" girl direct her glances toward the rural, less educated men?

9. As the fight between Jimmie and his companion and Pete progresses, a beer glass is thrown. What happens next?

10. Compare the attitude of the Rum Alley tenement crowd toward Maggie with the attitude Maggie had toward the "painted" women in Chapter 12.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Maggie is ultimately responsible for her decisions and the path of her life, but several other characters play a role in Maggie's development. Identify at least three characters that have an impact on Maggie's life and analyze their level of responsibility for Maggie's tragic end.

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