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 does Sue cry?

2. Why does Miss Desjardin slap Carrie?

3. Where does Sue Snell go at the opening of this section?

4. What does Chris think is possible on prom night?

5. What are Sue Snell and other students doing on Wednesday afternoon?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Carrie practice her ability?

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

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

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

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

7. What does Chris decide after seeing the list of names for possible king and queen of the prom?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

The principal of the school and Miss Desjardin resigned, but it isn't explained if they stayed in the town of Chamberlain. It appears that both of those educators felt in retrospect that they should have done something, or perhaps have foreseen that something had the potential of happening that night.

1. Do you think these two characters could have prevented what happened the night of the prom? Why or why not? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. There is considerable debate in society whether schools are responsible for some of the moral upbringing of children. Some say educators are there to educate and parents are responsible for children's morals. Others say schools should play a role in teaching children right from wrong. Discuss the two sides of this issue and your own opinion,

3. People often feel responsible for events around them when they have little power to change situations. Explain why you think people tend to do that and why it might impact their lives negatively to do so.

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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