Mid-Book Test - Hard
|Name: _____________________________||Period: ___________________________|
This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Chapter 10, Carol feels like her house is what?
2. After learning that the town speaks of her, Carol wants comfort from whom?
3. Who does Carol meet through the Marburys?
4. How does The Red Swede make money in the spring?
5. Why does Carol call on the Perrys when Dr. Kennicott is out of town?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Maud attempt to lure Dr. Kennicott to her home?
2. When Dr. and Mrs. Kennicott return home, what is the response?
3. What is the reaction of the town when Bea and Olaf die?
4. Carol and the women at the bridge game argue about the maids' wages. Why?
5. What is Hugh's reaction upon Carol's description of what lies ahead for them, outside of Gopher Prairie?
6. What surprises Carol at the first meeting of the dramatic society?
7. In what way does Carol try to convince herself Gopher Prairie is like New York?
8. The library board shocks Carol. Why?
9. When Carol suggests studying something other than the Bible in the Thanatopsis meeting, the novel refers to it as Mrs. Dr. Kennicott "showing off." Why?
10. When first Erik comes to town, why do people make fun of him? How does Carol react to this?
Setting is an important part of any novel, as it shapes the actions and lifestyle of the characters.
Part 1) Compare and contrast the different settings in "Main Street."
Part 2) Examine the effect of each setting on Carol.
Part 3) Determine why Carol's story is better told from the backdrop of Gopher Prairie.
Dr. Kennicott is an unassuming, country doctor who marries a woman who desires to live a life beyond Gopher Prairie. This is a struggle that affects him throughout the novel yet he continues to love his town and his family. Answering the following, create a profile of this seemingly simple man.
Part 1) Describe Dr. Kennicott.
Part 2) Discuss his relationship with Gopher Prairie and his wife.
Part 3) Analyze the philosophy Dr. Kennicott seems to live by throughout the novel.
Describe the character Carol and her expectations at the beginning of "Main Street."
Part 1) What are her expectations for her life?
Part 2) What are her expectations for other people?
Part 3) What are her expectations for the world?
This section contains 779 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)