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 state about every woman?

2. What does Cora learn when she gets to the high school?

3. How does Carrie kill her mother?

4. Who stops Margret the first time she tries to kill Carrie?

5. What does Carrie do to Billy's car?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Cora Simard tell the commission?

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

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

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

6. What does Carrie admit to her mother and what happens with the two of them?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Burke chooses the symbols he does?

2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Burke chooses the metaphors he does?

3. Discuss James Lee Burke's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, clifthangers, deux ex machina, etc.), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Burke use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).

Essay Topic 3

Often small actions, illegal, immoral or even moral can have serious repercussions.

1. Discuss how small illegal and/or immoral actions lead to serious consequences in the novel. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Do you think after reading this book that schools should do more about peers bullying particular students who don't seem to fit into the social structure? Why or why not? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. Do you believe this book reflects "real" life in that sometimes a small action such as embarrassing a teenager or dropping pig's blood on two students, can lead to greater consequences? Discuss with examples.

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