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 Jones find so much comfort in the dark basement of the apartment building?

2. What impression is Lutie left with after she explains her predicament to Boots and leaves his apartment building?

3. On what conditions does Junto agree to give Lutie the money?

4. What has Mrs. Hedges determined about her life since the fire?

5. How did Mrs. Hedges meet Junto?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Jones is under the impression that Lutie would not have reacted so negatively to his advances if Min had not let the dog out. Is this an accurate assumption on Jones' part? Explain.

3. Chapter 18 ends tragically when Lutie repeatedly strikes Boots in the head with a candlestick. What does the author intend for Boots to represent? Why does Lutie feel compelled to strike him so many times?

4. Describe the significance of the money Lutie steals from Boots in Chapter 18.

5. Chapter 15 begins with a description of the sky. As Min looks up, she recalls that last year's skies were far more colorful. How does this contrast in the skies' colors reflect Min's life?

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

7. Boots hesitates before conceding to Junto's request that Lutie be left alone. What might that slight hesitation suggest?

8. Though Min has left Jones at the end of Chapter 15, she still has thoughts of her inadequacy. What does her insinuating conversation with the pushcart man lead the reader to believe?

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

Jones suffers from some sort of mental disease. This fact is noted throughout The Street. Still, not one of the characters suggests that Jones might seek professional help for his condition. Why do you think the characters just dismiss Jones' state as hopeless? Why do you think Jones hasn't considered professional help himself? How might Jones be different if he were shown a bit of compassion from those who surround him? And lastly, what does his dismissal suggest about the society we live in?

Essay Topic 2

Bub is deathly afraid of the dark. It seems that darkness is always accompanied by Lutie's absence. How do you think Lutie has impacted Bub's fears? What conclusions can you draw about what Bub's life will be like now that Lutie has fled?

Essay Topic 3

Considering the context of the book and the author's ideas on sexism, racism, and poverty, do you think Lutie ever had a chance at success? If she had been able to escape the role of murderer, do you think she would have made it off "The Street"? Explain your response and support it with details from the text.

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