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. How is Dr. Kennicott's office described?

2. What color scarf does Carol knit for her husband?

3. How long does it take Carol to walk the town?

4. In Carol's college, the girls who are not engaged plan to do what?

5. At the beginning of Chapter 9, how does Carol treat the townspeople?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Carol worried about when she leaves from first private talk with Guy Pollock?

2. At what point does Carol make the decision that she has to stop being embarrassed about the gossip and make a place for herself in the town?

3. Carol goes through a phase where she loves being a housewife. Why?

4. Carol and the women at the bridge game argue about the maids' wages. Why?

5. What is Fern accused of by Mrs. Bogart and what is the effect on Fern?

6. What drives Carol to go to Los Angeles?

7. How does Carol react to the poem Erik writes for her?

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

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

10. Why is Vida interested in Raymie?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the relationship between Carol and Erik.

Part 1) How does the relationship begin?

Part 2) When does the relationship become serious?

Part 3) How does the relationship in?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss and analyze the relationship between Carol and the Smails.

Essay Topic 3

Upon moving to Gopher Prairie, Carol makes snap judgments about the citizens who live there, based on the words of a few.

Part 1) What misconceptions does Carol make about the citizens of Gopher Prairie?

Part 2) What are moments in the text where Carol realizes she was too hasty a judge?

Part 3) How does Carol's opinion of the citizens of Gopher Prairie change as she gets to know them?

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