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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 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
Carol's marriage to Dr. Kennicott and her move to Gopher Prairie is partly due to his suggestion that Carol can reform the town. Discuss the various ways Carol tries to live up this suggestion and whether her actions get results.
Essay Topic 3
Setting is an important part of any novel, as it shapes the actions and lifestyle of the characters.
Part 1) Compare and contrast the different settings in "Main Street."
Part 2) Examine the effect of each setting on Carol.
Part 3) Determine why Carol's story is better told from the backdrop of Gopher Prairie.
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