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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. What type of fish does a shopkeeper try to talk Carol out of?

2. Carol determines that how many small towns are the same?

3. In Chapter 16, who flirts with Bea?

4. What untrue rumor is spread about Miles, following Bea's death?

5. What does Erik want to do for a living?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Ambition is a human characteristic that causes people to act. Chronicle the ambition of those who appear in "Main Street" and how that ambition or lack of it affects the lifestyle they live.

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

For a newcomer, communication can be confusing in Gopher Prairie, as much of what is said is delivered with a smile. Discuss the various forms of communication in Gopher Prairie and how these forms of communication manipulate the information being delivered.

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