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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. Who does this person think Packingtown should be in the hands of?
2. What is Jurgis' sentence?
3. Where does Jurgis try to get a job?
4. What are men all over joining in order to change their lives?
5. When Jurgis is at his court date, who does not come to see him?
Short Essay Questions
1. How far away is Jurgis' new job?
2. What happens when there is a strike at the stockyard where Jurgis is working?
3. Is Jurgis successful in getting the rest of the family converted to socialism?
4. How is the midwife described to the reader?
5. What is the first crime Jack Duane and Jurgis commit?
6. What happens when Jurgis goes back to the fertilizer mill?
7. Who is the visitor Jurgis gets in jail?
8. When Jurgis goes back to Chicago for the summer, where does he find employment?
9. Jurgis happens upon another political meeting. What is the topic this time?
10. Where does the drunk young man take Jurgis?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The idea of not being able to speak English is one that hurts Jurgis and his family in the beginning of their time in the US. Describe three situations in which knowing English would have helped Jurgis and his family. What are some ways that the packing plant owners took advantage of the workers because of the language barrier? Do you think it was fair of the packers to take advantage of the workers? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Jurgis could be seen as a mythical tragic hero of the story. However, as with all heroes, he has flaws. What are some of Jurgis' flaws? What are some of his strengths? Do you think he is a hero in the end of the story? Why or why not? How does he affect others? Or is his battle an internal one?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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