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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. By what common name does the hasty businessman call the "painted" girl when he knocks into her?
2. What do the women do once Pete is soundly in a drunken sleep?
3. What does Jimmie do when Maggie cries out to him?
4. Who throws the first punch in the saloon fight?
5. What does the old woman say is Pete's response to Maggie's question?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Jimmie and his companion get Pete's attention after they sit down at the bar?
2. Why does the "painted" girl direct her glances toward the rural, less educated men?
3. What does Jimmie do when the policeman arrives to break up the saloon fight?
4. How does Nellie's attitude toward Pete in Chapter 18 reflect a sort of poetic justice?
5. What are the women in the dark hallway saying as Jimmie passes them on his way out to find Pete?
6. When Jimmie and Mudder say Maggie has "gone teh deh devil", what do they mean?
7. Describe the decor of the saloon where Pete works as a bartender.
8. How does Mudder treat Maggie when Maggie finally returns home? What is Maggie's reaction to Mudder's treatment?
9. Why does the old woman stop Jimmie to report what she witnessed in the hallway?
10. As the fight between Jimmie and his companion and Pete progresses, a beer glass is thrown. What happens next?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How is the saloon in Chapter 11 a metaphor for Pete's life? Discuss both internal and external characteristics.
Essay Topic 2
Maggie's reaction to the "painted" women in Chapter 12 is one of the most obvious examples of foreshadowing in this book. Discuss the concept of foreshadowing and explain how Maggie's reaction is an example of foreshadowing. Use specific citations from the text to support your points.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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