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The Jungle

The Jungle


by Upton Sinclair

The Jungle: Careful - He’s Packing Meat True or False

1. For what is Jurgis arrested? -> Aggravated assault
2. Who dies after the family moves to the tenement building? -> Ona and her baby
3. Why does Jurgis become a criminal? -> Because it is the only way he can provide for his family
4. In what under-handed activity does Jurgis engage that makes him decent money? -> He trips nuns. Don’t ask how he makes money doing this - he finds a way.
5. What gives Jurgis hope for a better life? -> A tarot reader who assures him things are about to turn around, and also that his dead mother is somewhere in the room