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. What does Sue Snell tell Tommy Ross?

2. What does Sue Snell believe is Chris Hargensen's main goal?

3. Why does Carrie become hysterical in gym class?

4. What does Sue Snell want Tommy Ross to do?

5. What does Carrie do when she gets mad at her mother?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does Carrie think about Tommy's request?

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

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

8. What does Sue Snell say to Tommy about Carrie and the gym incident and how does she feel?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Most of the people involved with prom realize that Chris Hargensen is most likely going to try and do something at prom to ruin the event for everyone else, but no one says anything to her.

1. Discuss, in depth, the dynamics of a school's social atmosphere that might keep anyone from talking to Chris about her plans for the prom. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Discuss, in depth, who is more responsible for what happened in Chamberlain, Chris Hargensen or Carrie. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. Although Chris wants to specifically embarrass Carrie, Billy doesn't care who is standing under the buckets. Explain what you think motivates someone like Billy to do what he did. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

One of the themes in this novel is about justice. Discuss the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of justice throughout the novel. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Carrie thinks she is obtaining justice by killing off the students at the prom. Was she wrong or correct? Why or why not? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. By the end of the novel, has justice been meted out to the guilty parties? Why or why not. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

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