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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 Maggie approaches Pete in the side street, what does he tell her to do?
2. When Pete and Maggie join Nellie and Freddie, where does Maggie sit?
3. What has been done to the apartment when Jimmie arrives home from work?
4. What is the first object thrown in the saloon fight?
5. When the old woman tells her tale in Chapter 10, what does she say that Maggie asks Pete?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jimmie do when the policeman arrives to break up the saloon fight?
2. Why does the "painted" girl direct her glances toward the rural, less educated men?
3. Compare Pete's attitude toward Nellie to Maggie's attitude toward Pete.
4. How does Nellie manipulate Pete to get him to leave with her?
5. What is the state of the apartment when Jimmie arrives home in Chapter 10?
6. What is ironic about Mudders condemnation of Maggie's evil ways?
7. How do attitudes change toward the "painted" girl as she moves through the various districts of the city?
8. How does Pete rationalize his lack of guilt in the situation with Maggie?
9. Compare the attitude of the Rum Alley tenement crowd toward Maggie with the attitude Maggie had toward the "painted" women in Chapter 12.
10. What are the women in the dark hallway saying as Jimmie passes them on his way out to find Pete?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the plays Pete and Maggie go to see as metaphors for Maggie's life. Identify the three main characters in these plays and explain how each serves as a metaphor for people in Maggie's life.
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
Although Maggie makes a conscious decision to be with Pete, she still clearly has feelings for Mudder and Jimmie. Identify at least two instances where Maggie makes an effort to reconnect with her family. Discuss the steps Maggie takes and the reactions she meets with from Jimmie and Mudder. What does this say about their family dynamics and values?
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