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. Who does Maggie meet as she wanders among the rows of houses?

2. What word best describes Jimmie's attitude as he leaves the apartment to find Pete?

3. What is the first object thrown in the saloon fight?

4. When Pete and Maggie enter the hall at the beginning of Chapter 14, how long has Maggie been away from home?

5. Who answers the "painted" girl's remarks with, "It's a fine evenin', ain't it?"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Mudder raving when Jimmie finally comes home after his saloon fight?

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

3. What does Jimmie do when the policeman arrives to break up the saloon fight?

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

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

6. Why does the old woman stop Jimmie to report what she witnessed in the hallway?

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

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

9. Based on the insights given in Chapter 12, how does Maggie feel about Pete? How does Pete feel about Maggie?

10. How do Jimmie and his companion get Pete's attention after they sit down at the bar?

Essay Topics

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

Define and discuss the concept of poetic justice. Find an example of poetic justice from the text and elaborate on it, pointing out exactly what happens and why it qualifies as poetic justice.

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