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. To whom does Mother proclaim her grief, saying, "May Gawd forgive dat girl"?

2. When Jimmie arrives home in Chapter 15, what major event has happened?

3. What do the women do once Pete is soundly in a drunken sleep?

4. What is the name of the companion who enters the saloon with Jimmie?

5. When Jimmie passes the group of women in the dark hallway, about whom are they talking?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. As the fight between Jimmie and his companion and Pete progresses, a beer glass is thrown. What happens next?

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

4. When Jimmie and Mudder say Maggie has "gone teh deh devil", what do they mean?

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

7. How does Nellie manipulate Pete to get him to leave with her?

8. How do attitudes change toward the "painted" girl as she moves through the various districts of the city?

9. How does Mudder treat Maggie when Maggie finally returns home? What is Maggie's reaction to Mudder's treatment?

10. How does Nellie's attitude toward Pete in Chapter 18 reflect a sort of poetic justice?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Maggie emerges into young adulthood as the indisputable beauty of Rum Alley. The "philosophers" of Rum Alley debate how Maggie underwent such a dramatic physical transformation. They also discuss her beauty in terms of its potential consequences. Is Maggie's beauty an asset or a liability for her? Support your answer with evidence from the book.

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:

A) Mudder.

B) Jimmie.

C) Pete.

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

Discuss the effectiveness of the book in each of the following areas:

A) Overall theme.

B) Characterization.

C) Plot.

D) Use of literary devices (symbolism, metaphor, etc.).

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