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 the old woman tells her tale in Chapter 10, what does she say that Maggie asks Pete?

2. Where does the "painted" girl end up in her wandering?

3. Where does Maggie go to spend the night at the end of Chapter 15?

4. When Maggie approaches Pete in the side street, what does he tell her to do?

5. Who throws the first punch in the saloon fight?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the decor of the saloon where Pete works as a bartender.

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

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

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

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

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. Why does the "painted" girl direct her glances toward the rural, less educated men?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Maggie is ultimately responsible for her decisions and the path of her life, but several other characters play a role in Maggie's development. Identify at least three characters that have an impact on Maggie's life and analyze their level of responsibility for Maggie's tragic end.

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