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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Junto want to see Boots before he leaves the club with Lutie?
2. How do the women in the street treat Jones?
3. Upon seeing the postman, what plan does Jones concoct?
4. What does Mrs. Hedges recall when Lutie leaves her apartment?
5. What does Lutie plan to do after the situation with the postal investigators and Bub is resolved?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Street ends tragically. Not only is Lutie now a murderer, but she has abandoned her child. Considering the gravity of both of these acts, are you sympathetic to Lutie? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
At the book's end, Lutie makes the decision to abandon her son. In her mind, she will be of no use to Bub as a murderer. Bub, who has been the center of her concern for the entire book, is suddenly and seemingly dismissed. As a reader, was this an action you could have predicted? If so, which of Lutie's qualities led you to believe she was capable of this type of behavior? If not, do you think this behavior is believable? Has the author acted within the limits of the character's personality?
Essay Topic 3
The novel's title - The Street - indicates a sense of generality. The book is not given the name of a specific street. Still, it's clear that The Street is not just ANY street. In an essay, explain the loaded nature of the book's title. Be sure to address the author's decision to assign such a vague name while addressing a specific setting. Use details from the text to support your ideas.
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