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. While at work in the saloon, what color jacket does Pete wear?

2. During Chapter 18, how many women surround Pete?

3. How long is Freddie silent after Pete and Nellie leave?

4. As punishment for corrupting Maggie, what does Jimmie threaten to do to Pete?

5. As he refuses to take Pete's money, what does the waiter call Pete?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How might Maggie's story be different if the stout gentleman she encounters in the suburbs stops to help her?

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

4. What is ironic about Mudders condemnation of Maggie's evil ways?

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

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

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

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

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

10. What is the state of the apartment when Jimmie arrives home in Chapter 10?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

What event represents the turning point of the story? Identify the climax and explain its significance to any three of the following characters:

A) Maggie.

B) Pete.

C) Mudder.

D) Jimmie.

E) Nellie.

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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