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. When Pete and Maggie enter the hall at the beginning of Chapter 14, how long has Maggie been away from home?

2. While at work in the saloon, what color jacket does Pete wear?

3. From where do the spectators watch the saloon fight?

4. What is the name of the companion who enters the saloon with Jimmie?

5. To what four animals are the fighters in Chapter 11 compared?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is Maggie's reaction to the "painted" women she passes on her way out of the hall? Why does she react this way?

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

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

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

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

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

9. What are the true motives of the women surrounding Pete at the saloon in Chapter 18?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Our perceptions of people and things are often dictated by our social class and cultural norms. As Maggie travels through the various districts mentioned in Chapter 17, we see a variety of different perceptions. Trace Maggie's path through the city and comment on the attitudes and perceptions she experiences. Identify at least three distinct social classes or districts.

Essay Topic 3

Although Maggie makes a conscious decision to be with Pete, she still clearly has feelings for Mudder and Jimmie. Identify at least two instances where Maggie makes an effort to reconnect with her family. Discuss the steps Maggie takes and the reactions she meets with from Jimmie and Mudder. What does this say about their family dynamics and values?

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