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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. What do the women do once Pete is soundly in a drunken sleep?
2. Where does Jimmie tell Mudder that Maggie has gone?
3. What does Jimmie do when Maggie cries out to him?
4. What is Mudder raving about when Jimmie arrives home in Chapter 13?
5. When Jimmie passes the group of women in the dark hallway, about whom are they talking?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Pete rationalize his lack of guilt in the situation with Maggie?
2. What are the women in the dark hallway saying as Jimmie passes them on his way out to find Pete?
3. How does Nellie's attitude toward Pete in Chapter 18 reflect a sort of poetic justice?
4. Why is Mudder raving when Jimmie finally comes home after his saloon fight?
5. What are the true motives of the women surrounding Pete at the saloon in Chapter 18?
6. Based on the insights given in Chapter 12, how does Maggie feel about Pete? How does Pete feel about Maggie?
7. What is Maggie's reaction to the "painted" women she passes on her way out of the hall? Why does she react this way?
8. What is ironic about Mudders condemnation of Maggie's evil ways?
9. As the fight between Jimmie and his companion and Pete progresses, a beer glass is thrown. What happens next?
10. How do Jimmie and his companion get Pete's attention after they sit down at the bar?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How is the saloon in Chapter 11 a metaphor for Pete's life? Discuss both internal and external characteristics.
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 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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