Main Street Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 16, who flirts with Bea?

2. What position does Percy Bresnahan hold at his company?

3. What does Dr. Kennicott wish Carol would borrow, not buy?

4. What is the name of the theater group Carol starts?

5. When the Kennicott's return from vacation, Carol worries Hugh is what?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"Main Street" is set in a time period where women begin to have freedom and options other than marriage. Analyze the various women who appear in the first several chapters of "Main Street" and how they reflect the time period of the novel.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Although Carol feels she is doing what she can to befriend the people of Gopher Prairie, some of her actions seem like insults to the locals.

Part1) Identify these actions.

Part 2) Discuss how they appear to those in Gopher Prairie.

Part 3) Analyze Carol's intentions.

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