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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 Margret say she should have done when Ralph had sex with her?

2. What flies open on its own?

3. Where does Carrie stop as she is walking through Chamberlain?

4. Who does Billy want crowned?

5. What does Carrie refuse to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Carrie do to the building where the prom is being held?

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

3. What does Carrie do to the gas stations she passes?

4. What does Margret tell Carrie about her conception and birth?

5. What happens with Sue and the investigating committee?

6. What happens when Carrie tries on her dress for the prom?

7. How does Carrie feel while she is waiting for Tommy to pick her up for the prom? What does he tell her?

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

9. Why does Carrie return to the prom?

10. How does Carrie feel about her name being on the ballot and what happens during the vote for prom court?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This novel belongs to the general literary category of fiction and the genre of horror fiction, although it has characteristics of other genres also. Discuss the following:

1. Define the term genre. Give examples of at least five types of genre and why they belong to their specific genre.

2. Why do you think books are categorized by genre? What are the advantages? The disadvantages?

3. To what other genres could this book possibly belong? Why? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Carrie is so quick to assume that people are out to get her that she never realizes that the pig blood at the prom wasn't necessarily meant for her. Carrie has been so abused by the people that should have cared for her, or at least looked out for her, that she can't comprehend how to properly act with people in many respects.

1. Do you think Carrie's assumption about the blood was logical? Why or why not? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Given Carrie's home situation explain why you think she had such a difficult time at school with the other students. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. How much of Carrie's paranoia do you think was the result of her mother's influence and how much did she acquire at school? 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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