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

2. To whom in the crowd does the "painted" girl throw her glances?

3. Who else is drinking at the bar during the verbal exchange between Jimmie, his companion, and Pete?

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

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. Compare the attitude of the Rum Alley tenement crowd toward Maggie with the attitude Maggie had toward the "painted" women in Chapter 12.

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

4. Based on the insights given in Chapter 12, how does Maggie feel about Pete? How does Pete feel about Maggie?

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

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

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

8. What are the true motives of the women surrounding Pete at the saloon in Chapter 18?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Define and discuss the concept of hypocrisy. Where do you see hypocrisy at work in the story? Identify and explain at least two examples of hypocrisy in the text.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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