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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 Carrie's menstrual cycle initiate?
2. Why is Carrie angry?
3. When Carrie's mother screams and tears out her flesh, what happens?
4. Who is Chris Hargensen with when Sue arrives?
5. Where does Chris Hargensen want to go?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Carrie respond to the girls in gym class?
2. What did Carrie's father take to work with him and where is he?
3. How does Carrie practice her ability?
4. What does Carrie do to a small boy while walking home and what does she discover about herself?
5. Where does Sue Snell run into Chris Hargensen and what happens during their encounter?
6. What worries Sue when she is helping to decorate for the prom?
7. What happens in August, 1966, at the home of Margret White? Who does Margret live with? How does she treat that person?
8. What does Sue think is Chris' main goal about the prom?
9. What does Chris decide after seeing the list of names for possible king and queen of the prom?
10. What is thought to be the connection between Carrie's ability and her menstrual cycle?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
Choose one of the following to discuss:
1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Burke chooses the symbols he does?
2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Burke chooses the metaphors he does?
3. Discuss James Lee Burke's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, clifthangers, deux ex machina, etc.), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Burke use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).
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