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 Billy excited?

2. What does Carrie ask a teenage neighbor about when Carrie is younger?

3. What does Sue Snell suddenly realize?

4. What does one neighbor do just to upset Carrie's mother?

5. From where does the prayer come?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is thought to be the connection between Carrie's ability and her menstrual cycle?

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

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

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

7. Why doesn't the commission know what Tommy's motives were the night of the prom?

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

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

10. What does Billy Nolan do to prepare for prom night?

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

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 3

Carrie is written with an epistolary structure.

1. After research, explain, with examples what is meant by the above statement.

2. How do you think the epistolary structure affected the flow, the tone and the plot structure of CARRIE? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. How do you think this story would have changed if it had been written in a non-epistolary way in which the events take place in a chronological, story form? Do you think this would improve or detract from the book? Why or why not?

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