© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Jungle

The Jungle

by Upton Sinclair

The Jungle: Careful - He’s Packing Meat Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Jungle? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. For what is Jurgis arrested?


Loitering
Aggravated assault
Religious brainwashing of a minor
Theft
Q. Who dies after the family moves to the tenement building?


William McKinley. It was unrelated to their move, however.
Antanas and Antanas, Jr.
Three of Ona’s step-brothers
Ona and her baby
Q. Why does Jurgis become a criminal?


Because it is the only way he can provide for his family
Because it is his way of getting revenge on the society that wronged him
Because it pays 50k a year and the benefits are phenomenal
Q. In what under-handed activity does Jurgis engage that makes him decent money?


He helps rig an election.
He bribes jury members to influence verdicts.
He trips nuns. Don’t ask how he makes money doing this - he finds a way.
He takes incriminating photos of public officials.
Q. What gives Jurgis hope for a better life?


The election of Theodore Roosevelt
He gets a high-paying, honest job
Socialism
A tarot reader who assures him things are about to turn around, and also that his dead mother is somewhere in the room
Advertisement
Advertisement