Carrie Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Margret first know about Carrie's abilities?

2. What happens as Carrie walks by fire hydrants?

3. What flies open on its own?

4. What happens to Chris and Billy?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Choose one of the following to discuss. Be sure to include specific examples to illustrate the theme you are discussing. How do specific characters help illustrate the theme? Would this novel be different without the theme? How? Is the theme one that could be considered universal? Why or why not :

1. Trace and analyze the theme of violence in CARRIE. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Trace and analyze the theme of abuse in CARRIE. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. Trace and analyze the theme of revenge in CARRIE. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Parents usually hope for the best but often make mistakes.

1. From what has been introduced in the early part of CARRIE, do you think Margret is a good mother? Why or why not? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Why do you think Margret's behavior might have pushed Carrie to do what she did? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. Discuss, in depth, this statement: Chris Hargensen's parents were partially responsible for what happened in Chamberlain. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

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