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 embarrassed?

2. What does Billy put on ice?

3. Why does Sue tell Chris that she accepted her punishment?

4. Where does Billy go?

5. What is Carrie White doing in her room?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What happens at school in gym class when Carrie is seventeen?

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

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

In most fiction, readers would like all the loose ends to be neatly "tied up." Discuss the following:

1. Do you think CARRIE is successful as a horror novel? Why or why not.

2. What about this book would motivate you to read another of Stephen King's books? What would discourage you from doing so?

3. Were all the "loose ends" satisfactorily settled for you? Why or why not? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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