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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 embarrassed?

2. Where does Billy go?

3. Who does Chris call after leaving the decorating group?

4. How are Carrie's parents described?

5. Who is going to get an awful surprise at the prom?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Billy and Chris do when the town is on fire and what happens when they do it?

2. Why did Sue do what she did after the prom?

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

4. What did Cora find out at the school and what does she want to know?

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

6. What is Margret doing while Carrie is at the prom?

7. What does Carrie admit to her mother and what happens with the two of them?

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

9. How did Billy Nolan use his friends with his plan for prom night?

10. What does Sue decide will make things right with Carrie?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Compare/contrast Chris Hagensen to Billy Nolan.

2. Compare/contrast the relationship of Chris and Billy to that of Sue and Tommy.

3. Compare/contrast the type of "community" in which Carrie lives to your own.

Essay Topic 2

Carrie is so quick to assume that people are out to get her that she never realizes that the pig blood at the prom wasn't necessarily meant for her. Carrie has been so abused by the people that should have cared for her, or at least looked out for her, that she can't comprehend how to properly act with people in many respects.

1. Do you think Carrie's assumption about the blood was logical? Why or why not? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Given Carrie's home situation explain why you think she had such a difficult time at school with the other students. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. How much of Carrie's paranoia do you think was the result of her mother's influence and how much did she acquire at school? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Burke chooses the symbols he does?

2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Burke chooses the metaphors he does?

3. Discuss James Lee Burke's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, clifthangers, deux ex machina, etc.), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Burke use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).

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