|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does King describe the image discussed in chapter two?
(a) With as little detail as possible.
(b) Without any details.
(c) In great detail.
(d) With certain key details.
2. How does King state he feels about writing for money?
(a) One cannot write in anticipation of making money.
(b) Everyone writes for money.
(c) Writing for money is unnecessary; it will come.
(d) Writing is art, and as such, it may not pay.
3. What happens with the electromagnet experiment?
(a) It is too big and blows out a neighborhood transformer.
(b) It shocks Stephen and Dave King, and sends them to the hospital.
(c) It burns up their house.
(d) It darkens his entire apartment building.
4. What animal appears in the image King describes in the second chapter?
(a) A parakeet.
(b) A cat.
(c) A turtle.
(d) A rabbit.
5. Where on the animal is something unusual attached?
(a) On its foot.
(b) On a collar around its neck.
(c) On its side.
(d) On its back.
6. What happens to the person(s) on whom King bases Carrie while they were in high school?
(a) They were isolated by their classmates.
(b) They were bullied and mistreated by their classmates.
(c) They were abused physically.
(d) They were hounded by their parents to get good grades.
7. What happened when Carrie sells to a paperback publisher?
(a) King receives $200,000 and his life changes forever.
(b) The paperback publisher offers King an advance of $400,000.
(c) The paperback publisher rejects the initial version of the book and demanded revisions.
(d) The book sells for $400,000, of which King received one third.
8. Who is the character Carrie based on?
(a) His imagination.
(b) Two girls he knew in high school.
(c) A friend of his wife's.
(d) One of his students.
9. What does King remember about his childhood with his brother Dave?
(a) How his brother hit him.
(b) Always being in trouble.
(c) Many adventures.
(d) Their pets.
10. Where does King get a job to help pay for college?
(a) At Massachusetts Mills and Dye Co.
(b) At Canon Mills and Mfg. Co.
(c) At Worumbo Mills and Weaving.
(d) At West Point Peppermill Mfg Co.
11. What does the second chapter open with King presenting to the reader?
(a) An image.
(b) An injunction.
(c) A piece of advice.
(d) A monologue.
12. How does his writing help King financially?
(a) King's writing didn't really help financially.
(b) King's writing was a steady, but small source of income.
(c) Often his stories would sell when they were in serious financial trouble.
(d) King's stories never made much, but every little bit helped.
13. What is the first thing King requests in the second chapter that his readers accept about writing?
(a) Writing is magic.
(b) Writing is an exercise.
(c) Writing is creative.
(d) Writing is a way to build on your senses.
14. How can the book, On Writing, be described?
(a) Poignant, educated and inspiring.
(b) Clever, formulistic, but inspiring.
(c) A poorly conceived hack job.
(d) A masterpiece.
15. What does King define writing as?
(b) A juxtaposition of words and images.
(c) Visualization of scenes.
(d) The creation of images in a reader's head.
Short Answer Questions
1. Of the details King has supplied the reader regarding his image in the second chapter, what does King hope the reader will primarily focus on?
2. After Tabitha King's intervention in King's addictions, he makes some changes in his life. What change does he make in his writing life?
3. Why does King miss his first year of school?
4. When does King begin to submit stories to magazines?
5. What is the first chapter, C.V., about?
This section contains 681 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)