McTeague: A Story of San Francisco 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. Who does Mrs. McTeague suspect is behind the notice from City Hall?

2. What is an unfortunate side-effect of Maria's short-lived dementia?

3. What do Mr. McTeague and his companions believe about their big find in the desert?

4. Under what name does Mr. McTeague work at his new job?

5. Upon the second notice from City Hall, what does Trina suggest that Mr. McTeague do rather than dip into her lottery winnings?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Trina ask of Mr. McTeague before he goes out into the icy, cold rain that further feeds Mr. McTeague's anger?

2. How does Mr. McTeague justify his abusive actions toward his wife in Chapters 15 & 16?

3. What events lead up to Mr. McTeague killing Trina?

4. What news does the "Other Dentist" deliver that change's Mrs. McTeague's view of what other people think about the couple's financial situation?

5. How does the McTeague's relationship deteriorate further in Chapter 18?

6. Who comes to comfort Old Grannis and why?

7. When Trina finally decides to get her money, where does she remove the money from and how much does she remove?

8. What happens in the desert when Marcus confronts Mr. McTeague and how do the two solve the situation?

9. Trina expresses her emotions to Mr. McTeague, in Chapter 15, and the tables turn on her. How does Mr. McTeague react?

10. How does Mrs. McTeague show her emotional descent into becoming a miser?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Marcus never really tells Mr. McTeague the truth about his feelings for Trina. Choose two of the following characters and analyze how they do not communicate their true feelings with another. Maria, Trina, McTeague.

Essay Topic 2

Marcus seethes with envy for Mr. McTeague during most of the book. He finally decides to confront Mr. McTeague. Why is Mr. McTeague shocked at Marcus' confrontation at the coffee-joint? What is Mr. McTeague's reasoning for waiting up for Marcus at Parlours?

Essay Topic 3

Trina is adept at hard work which includes keeping her husband, house, and family in order. What length does Trina go to assure that the McTeagues' friends and family do not suspect the troubles detailed in Chapter 13?

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