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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to Carrie several months later after its initial sale?
(a) The book is published in Spanish.
(b) The publisher sells the paperback rights.
(c) The book sells its paperback rights to TNT for a television series.
(d) The book is made into a movie.

2. What happens with the electromagnet experiment?
(a) It burns up their house.
(b) It is too big and blows out a neighborhood transformer.
(c) It shocks Stephen and Dave King, and sends them to the hospital.
(d) It darkens his entire apartment building.

3. 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?
(a) The possibilities of significant other numbers.
(b) On this number and what it might mean.
(c) The number as an object of fate.
(d) The other details about the animal.

4. Why does King throw the story Carrie in the trash can?
(a) Because he feels he doesn't know enough about the events that went on in a girl's locker room.
(b) Because he doesn't like the main character Carrie.
(c) Because his wife hates the story.
(d) Because he is too busy to continue.

5. When does King begin to write stories?
(a) After he finishes school.
(b) While he is in kindergarten.
(c) During his first year of school.
(d) When he is eight or nine.

6. In what manner does King say writers must always consider writing?
(a) Ideologically.
(b) Morally.
(c) Realistically.
(d) Seriously.

7. What is one reason for reading the book, On Writing?
(a) It provides King's views on other writer's formulas for success.
(b) It provides a discussion of King's famous works.
(c) It provides a formats for writers.
(d) It provides inspiration.

8. What does King suggest that readers who do not take writing seriously do?
(a) Study the book more carefully.
(b) Ignore his advice completely.
(c) Read the book, but ignore the advice that conflicts with the reader's beliefs.
(d) Stop reading the book.

9. What is the unusual item attached to the animal?
(a) A Chinese symbol.
(b) A number.
(c) A letter.
(d) An eye.

10. 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 abused physically.
(c) They were hounded by their parents to get good grades.
(d) They were bullied and mistreated by their classmates.

11. .What is the first specific item King states his book on writing will NOT be about?
(a) Writing mechanics.
(b) Symbolism.
(c) Theme and plot.
(d) Writing exercises.

12. When King's principal hears about King's episode with the newspaper, what does he suggest?
(a) He tells him to stay out of trouble in the future.
(b) He encourages King to quit writing.
(c) He tells him to get a job to keep him busy.
(d) He tells him to get a job with a local paper as a sports writer.

13. King states that writing is a job that includes aspects that are ____.
(a) Void of meaning.
(b) Ponderous.
(c) Drudgery.
(d) Unexplainable.

14. When does King get the idea for Carrie?
(a) When his wife tells him a story she overheard.
(b) After reading about another girl.
(c) After watching a similar TV show.
(d) After taking a job at a high school.

15. What does King do while editor of his school paper?
(a) He creates one of the best versions of the paper ever.
(b) He copies other people's stories and publishes them.
(c) He wins a national contest for the paper.
(d) He writes a satirical version of the paper.

Short Answer Questions

1. How can the book, On Writing, be described?

2. How does King describe the image discussed in chapter two?

3. 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?

4. Where is the cloth mentioned in King's image located within the image?

5. What is the first object described in the image in the second chapter?

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