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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 long is Freddie silent after Pete and Nellie leave?
2. Who answers the "painted" girl's remarks with, "It's a fine evenin', ain't it?"?
3. To whom in the crowd does the "painted" girl throw her glances?
4. When Maggie approaches Pete in the side street, what does he tell her to do?
5. For whom is the "forlorn woman" looking?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Jimmie and Mudder say Maggie has "gone teh deh devil", what do they mean?
2. Why does the "painted" girl direct her glances toward the rural, less educated men?
3. What is ironic about Mudders condemnation of Maggie's evil ways?
4. What is Maggie's reaction to the "painted" women she passes on her way out of the hall? Why does she react this way?
5. Compare Pete's attitude toward Nellie to Maggie's attitude toward Pete.
6. As the fight between Jimmie and his companion and Pete progresses, a beer glass is thrown. What happens next?
7. What are the true motives of the women surrounding Pete at the saloon in Chapter 18?
8. How does Nellie's attitude toward Pete in Chapter 18 reflect a sort of poetic justice?
9. Why is Mudder raving when Jimmie finally comes home after his saloon fight?
10. How might Maggie's story be different if the stout gentleman she encounters in the suburbs stops to help her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The poverty and chaos of the Rum Alley tenement unite its residents. Discuss in detail at least three examples or Rum Alley unity, including the circumstances of the unity, the motive behind the unity, and the purpose the unity serves to accomplish.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Throughout the book, Maggie is rejected by friends and strangers alike. Select three of the following characters and discuss in detail the ways and reasons they rejected Maggie:
D) The Rum Alley neighbors.
E) The stout, well-dressed gentleman in Chapter 16.
F) The tall young man with a cigarette in Chapter 17.
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