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. Who does Bea marry?

2. What does Dr. Kennicott wish Carol would borrow, not buy?

3. How is Hugh's emotional state described?

4. What is the name of the theater group Carol starts?

5. How does Gopher Prairie feel about the Great War, when it begins?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

As an orphan and an outsider to Gopher Prairie, it appears as though Carol's life follows a path toward loneliness.

Part 1) How does the idea of loneliness appear in the novel?

Part 2) How does Carol react to loneliness?

Part 3) Does Carol run from loneliness or invite it?

Essay Topic 2

Although Carol tries to conform to what is expected in Gopher Prairie, she does not always remain with a conventional set of friends. Discuss the various characters Carol has befriended and why. Include...

1. Guy Pollock.

2. Bea.

3. The Red Swede.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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