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 do at gas stations that she passes?

2. What does Carrie do when she sees people as she is walking?

3. Where is Carrie's mother as Carrie is leaving for the prom?

4. Where is Sheriff Doyle when everything starts with Carrie?

5. What is Billy beginning to feel about Chris?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Billy Nolan use his friends with his plan for prom night?

2. What does Cora Simard tell the commission?

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

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

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

6. What does Sheriff Doyle say about the night of the prom?

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

8. What happens with Sue and the investigating committee?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Change is inevitable, growth is optional. The change in the characters in this book are drastic from the status quo at the beginning of the book to the end.

1. What are some of the ways in which Carrie changed during the course of this book? Did she grow from the change? What did she learn from it? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. What are some of the changes that occurred in Sue Snell in the course of the story? How did she grow from the circumstances? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. Choose two characters in the book and compare and contrast the change in them through the course of the story and how they did or did not grow.

Essay Topic 2

In most fiction, readers would like all the loose ends to be neatly "tied up." Discuss the following:

1. Do you think CARRIE is successful as a horror novel? Why or why not.

2. What about this book would motivate you to read another of Stephen King's books? What would discourage you from doing so?

3. Were all the "loose ends" satisfactorily settled for you? Why or why not? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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