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 Chris think is possible on prom night?

2. Why does Carrie become hysterical in gym class?

3. What does Miss Desjardin do to the girls who haze Carrie?

4. How are Carrie's parents described?

5. At what is Chris's dad not successful?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to the principal of Carrie's school and Miss Desjardin?

2. What does Margret tell Carrie about her conception and birth?

3. What does Carrie do after she runs out of the prom?

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

5. What does Margret do when Carrie tells her she is going to the prom even though her mother had said no?

6. How is Carrie feeling about being at the prom?

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

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

9. What happens with Sue and the investigating committee?

10. What happens when Carrie tries on her dress for the prom?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Often small actions, illegal, immoral or even moral can have serious repercussions.

1. Discuss how small illegal and/or immoral actions lead to serious consequences in the novel. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Do you think after reading this book that schools should do more about peers bullying particular students who don't seem to fit into the social structure? Why or why not? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. Do you believe this book reflects "real" life in that sometimes a small action such as embarrassing a teenager or dropping pig's blood on two students, can lead to greater consequences? Discuss with examples.

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

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.

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