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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 Miss Desjardin do to the girls who haze Carrie?

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

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

4. Who does Chris call after leaving the decorating group?

5. What else disconcerts Mr. Morton?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Carrie practice her ability?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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