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 doesn't Mr. Morton understand the situation?

2. What does Sue Snell suddenly realize?

3. What is Chris going to do everything possible to accomplish?

4. What did Carrie's father carry to work every day?

5. What does a little boy on a bike call Carrie as she is walking home?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sue Snell realize when the gym teacher comes in? What does the teacher do?

2. What happens in August, 1966, at the home of Margret White? Who does Margret live with? How does she treat that person?

3. What does Sue think is Chris' main goal about the prom?

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

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

6. How does Carrie practice her ability?

7. Why does Mr. Grayle tell Chris Hargensen's father she may not go to the prom and with what does Grayle threaten Chris' father?

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

9. What did Carrie's father take to work with him and where is he?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Chris is angry at being barred from the prom. Carrie is angry because she feels so many of her peers make fun of her. Margret is angry because she didn't kill Carrie as a baby. Anger runs throughout this whole book.

1. Do you think the events would have occurred without anger? Why or why not? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. How do you think Carrie can go about "losing" her anger?

3. Is Carrie's anger justified? Understandable? What can she do to let go of the anger?

4. Can you use your advice about how Carrie can let go of her anger and apply it to any way your own anger is sparked? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Often, authors will write about "what they know," and sometimes knowing a little about the author makes the books more interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Research and give a brief biographical sketch of Stephen King.

2. What in King's background may have helped King in writing CARRIE? What may have influenced the way he depicts various characters and scenes?

3. Do you think there is always some of the author's own life in his/her novels? Why or why not? Give examples.

Essay Topic 3

Carrie has killed almost an entire town for revenge.

1. How would you define revenge? How often do you think people are motivated by the desire for revenge? What do you think is the effect of holding such a desire for a long time without fulfillment?

2. Explain why Chris wants revenge and on whom. Do you think she is justified in seeking revenge? Is the taking of revenge ever justified? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. Explain why Carrie wants revenge and on whom. Do you think she is justified in seeking revenge? Is the taking of revenge ever justified? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

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