Carrie Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Tommy tell Sue?

2. What does Carrie's mother do when she sees Carrie speaking to the neighbor teen?

3. Why is Mr. Morton shocked?

4. What do the girls do when they see Carrie with blood running down her legs?

5. What is the real reason Sue accepted her punishment?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Sue Snell run into Chris Hargensen and what happens during their encounter?

2. What occurs between Sue and Carrie as Carrie is dying?

3. How is the town of Chamberlain since the prom incident?

4. How does Carrie feel about her name being on the ballot and what happens during the vote for prom court?

5. What does Carrie do to the gas stations she passes?

6. What happens to the principal of Carrie's school and Miss Desjardin?

7. What does Margret White tell Carrie about her menstrual cycle, and what does she do? How does Carrie respond?

8. What does Carrie think about Tommy's request?

9. How does Sue feel about what she told Chris?

10. What does Cora Simard tell the commission?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This novel belongs to the general literary category of fiction and the genre of horror fiction, although it has characteristics of other genres also. Discuss the following:

1. Define the term genre. Give examples of at least five types of genre and why they belong to their specific genre.

2. Why do you think books are categorized by genre? What are the advantages? The disadvantages?

3. To what other genres could this book possibly belong? Why? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Interesting characters contribute a great deal to the success of most novels. Discuss one of the following using specific examples from the text in your discussion:

1. Carrie is singly the most important and most visible character of all the characters. Discuss her most prominent character strengths and flaws and how they impact the other characters in the novel. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Define the term "character foil" and discuss which characters serve as a "foil" to Carrie's character. How do they do so? Why do they do so? How does having a foil to a character help define and make that character more complex? How does it do so in Carrie's case?

3. Discuss four secondary characters. What are their flaws and strengths? How do they contribute or detract from Carrie's efforts for a normal life? What is Carrie's opinion of each of the four characters? Does she like them? Tolerate them? Admire or despise them? Use specific examples from the text in your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Parents usually hope for the best but often make mistakes.

1. From what has been introduced in the early part of CARRIE, do you think Margret is a good mother? Why or why not? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Why do you think Margret's behavior might have pushed Carrie to do what she did? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. Discuss, in depth, this statement: Chris Hargensen's parents were partially responsible for what happened in Chamberlain. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

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