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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is speaking at the nearby political meeting?
2. Is Jurgis success with the action of #169?
3. Who does Jurgis meet that floods him with memories?
4. How much money does Jurgis have in the bank at this time?
5. Who is a lousy beggar?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The idea of the union seems to be a good one for the workers, but does it ever help the workers? How? Why do you think the union fails in some of their efforts? Why do you think Jurgis ignores the call to strike? In today's world, unions seem to do more good, but do you think they are helpful to workers? Why or why not? In what ways can they harm the working environment?
Essay Topic 2
The deaths of the animals is not only shocking, but also horrifying. What do the animals symbolize in this story? What does their treatment have to say about society at this time? Do you really think the meatpacking bosses really just wanted to make a profit, regardless of the horrors? What does this say about these bosses? What does this say about society?
Essay Topic 3
In the end, Jurgis is left with no one. What does this say about the American dream? What do you think will happen to Jurgis next? Do you think his future will be a happy one? Why or why not? Do you think the ending is a happy one? Why or why not?
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