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The Jungle Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the reason Antanas can not find work?



2. What does Jurgis become a part of in response to the action in #40?



3. What kinds of cows are killed, which upsets Jurgis as he works?



4. What does Ona suddenly suffer from?



5. What happens when a steer gets loose at Jurgis' work?



Short Essay Questions

1. What holiday occurs during the time that Jurgis is in jail?



2. What does Elzbieta's factory do?



3. What does Jurgis begin to do in order to deal with the horrors of his situation?



4. How do Ona and Jurgis furnish their 'new' home?



5. What does the family learn they must also pay on their home?



6. What causes Marija to lose her job again?



7. After Jonas deserts the family, what does the family have to do in order to bring in more money?



8. Which character could be described as young, strong, and full of optimism?



9. Why does Jurgis get his job back at Brown's?



10. What is the suspected cause of Elzbieta's child's death?



Essay Topics

Jurgis has a lot to deal with as he moves through this novel--more than most of us will ever see in our lifetime. What are some ways the Jurgis copes? How do his coping methods change during the novel? Do you agree with the way he tried to cope or not? What else could he have done to make the most of his troubles?

The novel "The Jungle" wasn't just praised for its writing style, it was also a book that really changed the way the meatpacking industry worked. What do you think the book was so successful in spreading its message? What shocked you most about this book? In what way has your view of your diet changed, if any?

The prison that Jurgis winds up in seems to have better living conditions than his home. What do you think is Sinclair trying to say about society and its criminals? If someone were to wind up in prison during this time, what motivation would they have for ever leaving, given the conditions they live in? Why do you think Jurgis ends up in jail so often? Do you think he does it on purpose? Why or why not?

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