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. How did Mrs. Hedges meet Junto?

2. How does Min mark the change in Jones' behavior since Lutie surfaced?

3. What idea for making money does Jones present to Bub?

4. What does Miss Rinner associate the school's smell with?

5. How do the rooms in Jones' house feel without Min?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

5. It is both Lutie's presence and her absence that allows Jones to get a hold of Bub. Explain how this is possible.

6. Throughout the book, Mrs. Hedges has been painted as a negative personality by both Jones and Lutie. On the other hand, Min and Junto regard her highly. Which perception would the author like the reader to trust?

7. 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.

8. 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?

9. What likely drew Junto to Mrs. Hedges?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the male characters and the female characters in The Street. How do their roles in the novel differ? Specifically, how do their roles within the family, community (The Street), and greater world diverge? What qualities do both genders possess, if any? How have these differences developed according to the novel's characters? For example, how does Lutie explain the differences between the sexes? Use the text to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

While Boots can certainly be considered a shady character, he has done far less to harm Lutie than either Jones or Junto. Why then do you believe it is Boots who Lutie ends up harming? Do you think this was a deliberate act on the part of the author? If so, what point was she trying to make? Did she succeed in making it?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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