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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 Jimmie arrives home in Chapter 15, what major event has happened?
2. What material is used for the front of the saloon building where Pete works?
3. Where does Maggie go to spend the night at the end of Chapter 15?
4. When Pete and Maggie join Nellie and Freddie, where does Maggie sit?
5. How does Maggie look at Pete as they listen to the singer in Chapter 12?
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. What is the state of the apartment when Jimmie arrives home in Chapter 10?
3. When Jimmie and Mudder say Maggie has "gone teh deh devil", what do they mean?
4. How does Nellie manipulate Pete to get him to leave with her?
5. How do Jimmie and his companion get Pete's attention after they sit down at the bar?
6. What is ironic about Mudders condemnation of Maggie's evil ways?
7. Compare Pete's attitude toward Nellie to Maggie's attitude toward Pete.
8. Why does the old woman stop Jimmie to report what she witnessed in the hallway?
9. What is Maggie's reaction to the "painted" women she passes on her way out of the hall? Why does she react this way?
10. How does Pete rationalize his lack of guilt in the situation with Maggie?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the early chapters of the book, we see the disciplinary styles of both Mudder and Fader. How do we see these things reemerge in the adult lives of Jimmie and Maggie? Cite at least four specific examples from the text.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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