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. What is the name of Percy Bresnahan's company?

2. What do Erik and Carol have in common?

3. When the women of the town finally call on Bea when she is ill, how does Miles react?

4. Who is Hugh named after?

5. Carol tells Vida she can only be happy with what out of Gopher Prairie?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In "Main Street," the Jolly Seventeen is a group of women claiming to be the elite of Gopher Prairie.

Part 1) Analyze the women who lead the Jolly Seventeen.

Part 2) In what way do the actions of the Jolly Seventeen affect the citizens Gopher Prairie?

Part 3) How does Carol change thanks to the Jolly Seventeen?

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

Carol is the main character in the novel "Main Street" and goes through many changes throughout the story. Who is Carol...

Part 1) When she first arrives in Gopher Prairie?

Part 2) When she leaves for D.C.?

Part 3) When she returns to Gopher Prairie?

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