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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 nickname does Dr. Kennicott call Carol?
3. Who do Carol and Dr. Kennicott run into in Minneapolis?
4. What woman invites Dr. Kennicott over for a beer?
5. What does Dr. Kennicott plan to do but never does?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
"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.
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