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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which friend of Pete's is among the women in the saloon with him?
2. Who comes into the apartment to stare at Maggie when she comes home?
3. At the beginning of Chapter 12, what is the ballad singer wearing?
4. To whom in the crowd does the "painted" girl throw her glances?
5. What is Pete's condition throughout Chapter 18?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Maggie emerges into young adulthood as the indisputable beauty of Rum Alley. The "philosophers" of Rum Alley debate how Maggie underwent such a dramatic physical transformation. They also discuss her beauty in terms of its potential consequences. Is Maggie's beauty an asset or a liability for her? Support your answer with evidence from the book.
Essay Topic 2
After a particularly combative day, Mudder and Jimmie have a brawl in the apartment in Chapter 9. At the end of this fight, Pete arrives to take Maggie out for the evening. There is a moment of decision as Maggie surveys the chaos and listens to Mudder's curses. Finally, Maggie decides to leave with Pete. Evaluate this decision based on at least two of the following factors:
A) The significance of the decision.
B) The ways Pete, Mudder, and Jimmie affect the decision.
C) The motives behind the decision.
D) The effects of the decision.
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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