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 do the women do once Pete is soundly in a drunken sleep?

2. How many daughters does the bespectacled, mocking police justice say that Mudder has a record of ruining?

3. What has been done to the apartment when Jimmie arrives home from work?

4. What is the name of the next door neighbor who Mudder says she warned Maggie about?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How do attitudes change toward the "painted" girl as she moves through the various districts of the city?

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. How do Jimmie and his companion get Pete's attention after they sit down at the bar?

9. Why does the old woman stop Jimmie to report what she witnessed in the hallway?

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

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 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 3

Both police and firefighters are in positions of authority, but Jimmie has very different emotions and reactions toward these two groups. Compare and contrast Jimmie's hostility towards police and his admiration for fire engines.

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