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. As Chapter 17 opens, from where are most of the people in the crowd coming?

2. How does Maggie feel when Pete and Nellie leave?

3. By what common name does the hasty businessman call the "painted" girl when he knocks into her?

4. Who charges in to break up the saloon fight?

5. When the old woman tells her tale in Chapter 10, what does she say that Maggie asks Pete?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Compare Pete's attitude toward Nellie to Maggie's attitude toward Pete.

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

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

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

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

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

10. Why is Mudder raving when Jimmie finally comes home after his saloon fight?

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

Both police and firefighters are in positions of authority, but Jimmie has very different emotions and reactions toward these two groups. Compare and contrast Jimmie's hostility towards police and his admiration for fire engines.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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