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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 the path of destruction that Carrie walks?
2. How have Chris and Billy arranged the buckets?
3. What does Carrie ask of her mother?
4. Of what does Carrie start convincing herself?
5. What does Sue Snell tell Sheriff Doyle?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens with Sue and the investigating committee?
2. What happens when Carrie tries on her dress for the prom?
3. What happens when Tommy and Carrie are standing on stage?
4. What occurs between Sue and Carrie as Carrie is dying?
5. What do Billy and Chris do when the town is on fire and what happens when they do it?
6. What does Carrie do to the gas stations she passes?
7. How is Carrie feeling about being at the prom?
8. How did Billy Nolan use his friends with his plan for prom night?
9. What does Carrie admit to her mother and what happens with the two of them?
10. What is Margret doing while Carrie is at the prom?
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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