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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. When Jimmie surveys the apartment, what does he notice is missing from the nail behind the door?
3. As he refuses to take Pete's money, what does the waiter call Pete?
4. From where do the spectators watch the saloon fight?
5. Where does the "painted" girl end up in her wandering?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Jimmie and his companion get Pete's attention after they sit down at the bar?
2. As the fight between Jimmie and his companion and Pete progresses, a beer glass is thrown. What happens next?
3. Compare Pete's attitude toward Nellie to Maggie's attitude toward Pete.
4. Based on the insights given in Chapter 12, how does Maggie feel about Pete? How does Pete feel about Maggie?
5. Why does the old woman stop Jimmie to report what she witnessed in the hallway?
6. How does Nellie manipulate Pete to get him to leave with her?
7. What does Jimmie do when the policeman arrives to break up the saloon fight?
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. What are the true motives of the women surrounding Pete at the saloon in Chapter 18?
10. Describe the decor of the saloon where Pete works as a bartender.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What event represents the turning point of the story? Identify the climax and explain its significance to any three of the following characters:
Essay Topic 2
The poverty and chaos of the Rum Alley tenement unite its residents. Discuss in detail at least three examples or Rum Alley unity, including the circumstances of the unity, the motive behind the unity, and the purpose the unity serves to accomplish.
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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