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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Elmer open up to about his feelings for his family?
2. Who names the girl "Tandy"?
3. What does Elizabeth do for the last few months of her life?
4. What type of friends does Enoch prefer?
5. What does Ed Handby do for a living?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Choose three characters that you feel have power in Winesburg. Defend your choices and discuss what characteristics are needed to be powerful in Winesburg. How do these characters use their power? What does having power in Winesburg mean? How is power a theme, or not a theme, in the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Several characters in this novel are lonely. Analyze three characters in terms of their loneliness. Why do they feel alienated? What do they do in response to this alienation? How is loneliness a theme in the novel and what is it representative of?
Essay Topic 3
Select four women in Winesburg and describe them in terms of their relationships to other characters, their connection to the theme of communication and what they represent to the town and/or George Willard. How does Anderson use female characters in this novel?
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