Carrie Test | Final 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 Carrie think her date is doing?

2. What can't Sue Snell do?

3. Where does Carrie stop as she is walking through Chamberlain?

4. What is Carrie doing as she waits for her prom date?

5. Why is Chris unsure of Billy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Margret doing while Carrie is at the prom?

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

3. What does Carrie do to the building where the prom is being held?

4. What happens when Tommy and Carrie are standing on stage?

5. What does Cora Simard tell the commission?

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

7. What occurs between Sue and Carrie as Carrie is dying?

8. Why does Carrie return to the prom?

9. How does Carrie feel about her name being on the ballot and what happens during the vote for prom court?

10. What does Margret think she should have done with Carrie and what does she plan to do now?

Essay Topics

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

Often, authors will write about "what they know," and sometimes knowing a little about the author makes the books more interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Research and give a brief biographical sketch of Stephen King.

2. What in King's background may have helped King in writing CARRIE? What may have influenced the way he depicts various characters and scenes?

3. Do you think there is always some of the author's own life in his/her novels? Why or why not? Give examples.

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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