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 is Carrie thinking about everything at the prom?

2. What is Billy beginning to feel about Chris?

3. What does Billy do about his friends and gloves?

4. Why does Sue Snell think Carrie is doing so much damage?

5. What does Miss Desjardin tell Carrie?

Short Essay Questions

1. What had Chris and Billy done before the prom begins?

2. What did Cora find out at the school and what does she want to know?

3. What happens with Carrie immediately after the prank by Billy and Chris?

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

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

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

7. What does Billy decide while waiting for the prom queen and king to be announced?

8. What do Billy and Chris do when the town is on fire and what happens when they do it?

9. What does Carrie admit to her mother and what happens with the two of them?

10. Why does Carrie go into a church? What does she do immediately after leaving the church?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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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