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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 many customers are in the saloon while Pete polishes the beer glass?
2. Based on the anger of Maggie's family, how does Chapter 16 say Pete feels?
3. What has been done to the apartment when Jimmie arrives home from work?
4. How does Maggie look at Pete as they listen to the singer in Chapter 12?
5. What is the name of the "forlorn woman" who is wandering at the beginning of Chapter 15?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Mudder raving when Jimmie finally comes home after his saloon fight?
2. Based on the insights given in Chapter 12, how does Maggie feel about Pete? How does Pete feel about Maggie?
3. How does Pete rationalize his lack of guilt in the situation with Maggie?
4. What are the women in the dark hallway saying as Jimmie passes them on his way out to find Pete?
5. What is Maggie's reaction to the "painted" women she passes on her way out of the hall? Why does she react this way?
6. How might Maggie's story be different if the stout gentleman she encounters in the suburbs stops to help her?
7. How do attitudes change toward the "painted" girl as she moves through the various districts of the city?
8. What are the true motives of the women surrounding Pete at the saloon in Chapter 18?
9. Compare the attitude of the Rum Alley tenement crowd toward Maggie with the attitude Maggie had toward the "painted" women in Chapter 12.
10. How does Nellie's attitude toward Pete in Chapter 18 reflect a sort of poetic justice?
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
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:
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 3
How is the saloon in Chapter 11 a metaphor for Pete's life? Discuss both internal and external characteristics.
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