The Street 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. Why does Lutie find herself scolding Bub after she returns from The Casino in Chapter 13?

2. How does Miss Rinner feel about her students and their families?

3. What does Jones believe about the cross hanging over Min's bed?

4. Why is Jones angry with Min after his encounter with Lutie and Mrs. Hedges?

5. What has been an effect of Lutie's hysterical fear?

Short Essay Questions

1. What likely explains Lutie's decision to stop discussing money with Bub (made in Chapter 13)?

2. Explain why Junto and Boots feel that they can discuss Lutie's future and disregard her hopes without her consent.

3. What does Boots' ultimate decision to obey Junto's request to leave Lutie alone say about his character?

4. Unfortunately, Bub's demise can be directly tied to Lutie. Despite her many attempts to keep Bub safe, she is actually the bait used to trap him. What message is the author trying to reveal with this fact?

5. Does the author's decision to write Chapter 12 from Jones's point of view impacted the readers' impression of the character?

6. How does Bub's initial refusal to participate in the mail scheme reflect his character and his mother's expectations?

7. In Chapter 16, Bub is taken into custody by the post-office investigators. How does this fact impact Lutie's feelings about The Street?

8. Why does Junto refusal to fight in the war?

9. Why does Jones think that Min is standing between him and Lutie? Is this assumption reasonable? Explain.

10. In Chapter 13, Lutie is yet again propositioned. She's presented with the opportunity to receive free singing lessons if she'd just allow Mr. Crosse to see her a couple of times a week. Lutie refuses. What drives Lutie's determination not to exchange her body for personal advancement?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Up until the novel's end, Lutie can be heralded as a virtuous character. Then, she kills Boots. In an essay, chart Lutie's decline and go further to explain it. What is the author's message in the demise of her main and moral character?

Essay Topic 2

Beginning as far back as Chapter 1, Lutie demonstrates the capacity to wander in and out of reality. She often fantasizes about things that aren't there and even questions the reliability of her sight. In an essay, identify several instances that exemplify Lutie's tendency to fantasize. Does this tendency inform her ability to commit murder? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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