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. How does Maggie look at Pete as they listen to the singer in Chapter 12?

2. What does the old woman say is Pete's response to Maggie's question?

3. How does Pete treat Maggie as they watch the beginning of the show?

4. How do the men staring at Maggie make her feel?

5. Who comes into the apartment to stare at Maggie when she comes home?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Nellie manipulate Pete to get him to leave with her?

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

5. Compare the attitude of the Rum Alley tenement crowd toward Maggie with the attitude Maggie had toward the "painted" women in Chapter 12.

6. How does Mudder treat Maggie when Maggie finally returns home? What is Maggie's reaction to Mudder's treatment?

7. How does Pete rationalize his lack of guilt in the situation with Maggie?

8. Why does the "painted" girl direct her glances toward the rural, less educated men?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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:

A) Mudder.

B) Jimmie.

C) Pete.

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Why does Pete's reappearance in Jimmie's life so dramatically impact Maggie's satisfaction with her own life? List and describe at least four areas of life that become increasingly unsatisfactory to Maggie as her relationship with Pete develops. What steps does Maggie take to improve these areas of her life? What does this say about her?

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