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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. What does the new friend give Jurgis?
2. Where does Jurgis get a job?
3. Who begins to drink and gamble heavily?
4. What is the speaker talking about?
5. Who does Jurgis ask for another job?
Short Essay Questions
1. After the family is evicted, where do they go to live?
2. Is Jurgis successful in getting the rest of the family converted to socialism?
3. Where does the drunk young man take Jurgis?
4. How is the midwife described to the reader?
5. When Jurgis goes back to Chicago for the summer, where does he find employment?
6. What happens when there is a strike at the stockyard where Jurgis is working?
7. What does Jurgis learn about Marija's whereabouts?
8. How does Jurgis response to the news of Antanas' death?
9. What happens to Jurgis' $100?
10. Why doesn't Ona come to the courtroom during Jurgis' sentencing?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
If you were in Jurgis and Ona's financial position, would you have still held a veselija? Why or why not? Why do you think they still had this traditional reception even though they couldn't afford it? Do you think it was fair for them to have to go into debt for this gathering? Why or why not? Was this the beginning of their troubles?
Essay Topic 2
The character of Jurgis is the main character of the story, but what does he represent in a larger sense? What are some characteristics that make him easy for a reader to relate to? Why did he leave his homeland to come to the United States? Was this a good idea? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
The food that is available to the workers is not only bad, but also filled with ingredients that could harm them. Why do you think the meat packers don't care if their foods hurt their workers? Doesn't this seem to be working against them? Why does this lack of high quality food seem to continue on for so long? Why do you think the inspectors don't care?
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