Short Essay Questions Key
1. What does Mr. McTeague do during his Sunday routine?
Mr. McTeague has a usual Sunday custom of dinner at 2 p.m. in the coffee-joint frequented by the car conductors. After finishing his meal, Mr. McTeague heads to the local pub and picks up a pitcher of beer, which he then takes back to his dental office, or "Parlours," where he enjoys his drink and the music of his concertina.
2. Describe Mr. McTeague's childhood.
As a child, Mr. McTeague goes away with a traveling dentist to learn the trade and start his career, a career in which he is still engaged.
3. In Chapter 1, as Mr. McTeague builds his dental practice, does he struggle with money issues?
No. While Mr. McTeague undertakes his training his mother dies and leaves him a good sum of money.
4. How does Mr. McTeague meet Trina?
Marcus, Mr. McTeague's best friend, stops by the office and tells him that his cousin, Trina, has had a tooth knocked out. Marcus says he will bring her around the following day to have Mr. McTeague take a look at it.
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