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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. With what is Carrie splattered?
2. What does Carrie do to the fire hydrants?
3. What has Chris arranged?
4. When has Margret tried to kill Carrie?
5. What stops Carrie from running home to her mother?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Margret tell Carrie about her conception and birth?
2. What happens when Tommy and Carrie are standing on stage?
3. What does Carrie do to the building where the prom is being held?
4. What is Margret doing while Carrie is at the prom?
5. What had Chris and Billy done before the prom begins?
6. How did Billy Nolan use his friends with his plan for prom night?
7. What occurs between Sue and Carrie as Carrie is dying?
8. What does Sheriff Doyle say about the night of the prom?
9. What does Carrie do to the gas stations she passes?
10. What does Billy decide while waiting for the prom queen and king to be announced?
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
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.
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