Main Street Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What does The Red Swede do for a living?

2. When Carol redecorates Dr. Kennicott's waiting room, he calls her actions what?

3. What modern convenience does Dr. Kennicott recommend for the Dutch?

4. What word scares Carol in Chapter 3, Part III?

5. Who invites Carol and Dr. Kennicott over at the beginning of Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Main Street in Gopher Prairie.

2. Why does Carol fight with her husband after her meeting with Guy Pollock?

3. The townspeople often talk about money. What are some examples of this and how it affects Carol?

4. Once Carol has her child, how does her life change?

5. How does the town react to the disastrous play performance?

6. How does Dr. Kennicott react to Maud's invitation and why does he follow through?

7. Describe Carol's time in Washington.

8. What does Carol feel is missing in her marriage and how does she try to correct it?

9. What is Hugh's reaction upon Carol's description of what lies ahead for them, outside of Gopher Prairie?

10. When and why do the women at the bridge club decide to accept Carol?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose from one of the following characters. Determine which character is the most toxic to Carol and why.

Part 1) Dr. Kennicott.

Part 2) Mrs. Bogart.

Part 3) Vida.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss and analyze the relationship between Carol and the Smails.

Essay Topic 3

Carol's marriage to Dr. Kennicott and her move to Gopher Prairie is partly due to his suggestion that Carol can reform the town. Discuss the various ways Carol tries to live up this suggestion and whether her actions get results.

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