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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 is the name of the next door neighbor who Mudder says she warned Maggie about?
2. What does Jimmie do when Maggie cries out to him?
3. How many daughters does the bespectacled, mocking police justice say that Mudder has a record of ruining?
4. Who comes into the apartment to stare at Maggie when she comes home?
5. When Maggie approaches Pete in the side street, what does he tell her to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. As the fight between Jimmie and his companion and Pete progresses, a beer glass is thrown. What happens next?
2. Based on the insights given in Chapter 12, how does Maggie feel about Pete? How does Pete feel about Maggie?
3. Why is Mudder raving when Jimmie finally comes home after his saloon fight?
4. What is Maggie's reaction to the "painted" women she passes on her way out of the hall? Why does she react this way?
5. How does Nellie's attitude toward Pete in Chapter 18 reflect a sort of poetic justice?
6. What are the true motives of the women surrounding Pete at the saloon in Chapter 18?
7. What does Jimmie do when the policeman arrives to break up the saloon fight?
8. Compare Pete's attitude toward Nellie to Maggie's attitude toward Pete.
9. What is ironic about Mudders condemnation of Maggie's evil ways?
10. How do Jimmie and his companion get Pete's attention after they sit down at the bar?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
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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