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

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

3. What does Jimmie do when Maggie cries out to him?

4. When Jimmie passes the group of women in the dark hallway, about whom are they talking?

5. To whom in the crowd does the "painted" girl throw her glances?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Nellie's attitude toward Pete in Chapter 18 reflect a sort of poetic justice?

2. Describe the decor of the saloon where Pete works as a bartender.

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

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

5. What are the women in the dark hallway saying as Jimmie passes them on his way out to find Pete?

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

7. What is the state of the apartment when Jimmie arrives home in Chapter 10?

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

9. When Jimmie and Mudder say Maggie has "gone teh deh devil", what do they mean?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss each of the following actions in terms of their reflection on Pete's character and their impact on his relationship with Maggie:

A) Pete's rudeness toward waiters and other staff.

B) Pete's disinterest in all of the things that entertain Maggie.

C) Pete's constant need to impress Maggie with new things.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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