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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

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



2. How does Carrie kill her mother?



3. What does Carrie's mother do?



4. Who is outside waiting for the prom to start?



5. What does Carrie do to the fire hydrants?



Essay Topics

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).

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.

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Compare/contrast Chris Hagensen to Billy Nolan.

2. Compare/contrast the relationship of Chris and Billy to that of Sue and Tommy.

3. Compare/contrast the type of "community" in which Carrie lives to your own.

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