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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Carol weep for at Christmas time?
2. Following Hugh's birth, what is the biggest event for Carol?
3. In June, what type of storm is common in Gopher Prairie?
4. During the war, Carol is a volunteer what?
5. What position does Percy Bresnahan hold at his company?
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
Choose from one of the following characters. Determine which character is the most toxic to Carol and why.
Part 1) Dr. Kennicott.
Part 2) Mrs. Bogart.
Part 3) Vida.
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.
This section contains 995 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)