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. In Chapter 15, what role does Carol attempt to perfect?

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

3. How does Carol describe Mr. Dashaway's furniture?

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

5. What man does Carol fantasize about in Chapter 10?

Short Essay Questions

1. What surprises Carol at the first meeting of the dramatic society?

2. Describe Carol's time in Washington.

3. During the summer, where do the women of Gopher Prairie leave their petty concerns behind?

4. When Dr. and Mrs. Kennicott return home, what is the response?

5. On the train ride Carol takes in Chapter 3, how are the passengers described?

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

7. The library board shocks Carol. Why?

8. Describe Main Street in Gopher Prairie.

9. When Carol visits Minneapolis, she is worried that the porter at the hotel thinks she is what? Why is this significant?

10. What is the Village Virus and who describes it to Carol?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Dr. Kennicott is a cornerstone of the community, due to his medical experience. How is the medical community portrayed in "Main Street"?

Part 1) Discuss the type of medicine Dr. Kennicott practices.

Part 2) Analyze the type of patients Dr. Kennicott serves.

Part 3) Determine the level of purpose Dr. Kennicott's profession gives him in his life.

Essay Topic 3

In order to avoid facing the dull reality of her life, Carol often relies on fantasy. Discuss the various fantasies Carol puts to use to make her life in Gopher Prairie bearable.

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