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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 try on while her mother watches?
2. What does Margret do when Carrie says that about every woman?
3. What does Carrie ask of her mother?
4. What does Margret say she should have done when Ralph had sex with her?
5. What do Carrie and her grandmother have in common?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Carrie feeling about being at the prom?
2. What happens when Tommy and Carrie are standing on stage?
3. What does Sheriff Doyle say about the night of the prom?
4. What happens with Sue and the investigating committee?
5. What does Margret think she should have done with Carrie and what does she plan to do now?
6. How did Billy Nolan use his friends with his plan for prom night?
7. What did Cora find out at the school and what does she want to know?
8. What does Carrie admit to her mother and what happens with the two of them?
9. How does Carrie feel about her name being on the ballot and what happens during the vote for prom court?
10. What occurs between Sue and Carrie as Carrie is dying?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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).
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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