Winesburg, Ohio 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 says they are a "fool" to marry their wife?

2. What does Elmer believe the town thinks about him and his father?

3. Who names the girl "Tandy"?

4. What makes Hal different from Ray?

5. What does Elizabeth's dad make her promise to not tell Tom about?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the two doctors featured in "Winesburg, Ohio". How are Dr. Parcival and Dr. Reefy alike? Different? What roles do they play in the lives of other characters?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss how three or four characters failed to use their natural talents to better themselves. Describe the talent, including how you are made aware of it. Use evidence from the text to prove the talent and the characters failure to realize it. What happens to these characters as a result? What happens to the people around them? What does this failure mean to the book as a whole?

Essay Topic 3

Religion appears throughout "Winesburg, Ohio". How is religion described and used in the novel? How are religious people set apart from the non-religious? Analyze the use of religion in this novel to discern what Anderson's message about religion may be.

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