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. Why is Carrie angry?

2. What list does Chris look at?

3. What happens to the boy who shouts at Carrie?

4. What does Carrie's mother think of Carrie?

5. Why is Billy excited?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Chris do when she leaves the prom decorating party?

2. Where does the gym teacher take Carrie and what is done with her that day?

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

4. How does Carrie respond to the girls in gym class?

5. What worries Sue when she is helping to decorate for the prom?

6. What does Carrie do to a small boy while walking home and what does she discover about herself?

7. What does Margret do when Carrie tells her she is going to the prom even though her mother had said no?

8. Why would Margret White yell at the neighbors and what did one do to taunt her?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly trace and analyze the theme of redemption in CARRIE. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Thoroughly trace and analyze the theme of relationships in CARRIE. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. Thoroughly trace and analyze the theme of religion in CARRIE. 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

Choose one of the following to discuss. Be sure to include specific examples to illustrate the theme you are discussing. How do specific characters help illustrate the theme? Would this novel be different without the theme? How? Is the theme one that could be considered universal? Why or why not :

1. Trace and analyze the theme of violence in CARRIE. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Trace and analyze the theme of abuse in CARRIE. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. Trace and analyze the theme of revenge in CARRIE. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

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