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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. To whom in the crowd does the "painted" girl throw her glances?
2. Who comes into the apartment to stare at Maggie when she comes home?
3. When Jimmie arrives home in Chapter 15, what major event has happened?
4. Based on the anger of Maggie's family, how does Chapter 16 say Pete feels?
5. How does Maggie feel when Pete and Nellie leave?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Nellie manipulate Pete to get him to leave with her?
2. Why does the "painted" girl direct her glances toward the rural, less educated men?
3. How might Maggie's story be different if the stout gentleman she encounters in the suburbs stops to help her?
4. When Jimmie and Mudder say Maggie has "gone teh deh devil", what do they mean?
5. What is ironic about Mudders condemnation of Maggie's evil ways?
6. Compare Pete's attitude toward Nellie to Maggie's attitude toward Pete.
7. What are the true motives of the women surrounding Pete at the saloon in Chapter 18?
8. What does Jimmie do when the policeman arrives to break up the saloon fight?
9. As the fight between Jimmie and his companion and Pete progresses, a beer glass is thrown. What happens next?
10. Compare the attitude of the Rum Alley tenement crowd toward Maggie with the attitude Maggie had toward the "painted" women in Chapter 12.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Define and discuss the concept of hypocrisy. Where do you see hypocrisy at work in the story? Identify and explain at least two examples of hypocrisy in the text.
Essay Topic 3
The book opens with a fight scene. How does this fact foreshadow the path of the entire book? Discuss at least three specific fight scenes from the book, concentrating on motives and outcomes.
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