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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Carrie feel about finding her first job in New York?
(a) Proud.
(b) Ecstatic.
(c) Angry.
(d) Scared.

2. What gives Carrie joy in during her long train ride with Hurstwood?
(a) The sights out the window.
(b) The thoughts of becoming an actress.
(c) The relief of knowing she doesn't need a job now.
(d) The attention from Hurstwood.

3. Why does Hurstwood stop wearing his nice clothes?
(a) He doesn't want to waste them.
(b) He doesn't feel worthy of them.
(c) He loses all hope of finding work.
(d) He does not have the energy.

4. How does Hurstwood feel about the angry strikers at the trolley station?
(a) Angry.
(b) Scared.
(c) Confused.
(d) Amused.

5. Where is Carrie preparing to go when she almost turns down an invitation to Mrs. Vance's house?
(a) Canada.
(b) Wisconsin.
(c) Europe.
(d) Chicago.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does it take Hurstwood to learn to drive a trolley?

2. What is most exciting to Carrie about her second job in New York?

3. Who introduces Carrie to Mr. Ames?

4. Who does Carrie go to live when she decides to leave Hurstwood?

5. Why does Hurstwood stop coming home from dinner after a few months of married life?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Hurstwood expect to be able to afford his rent and food after Carrie finds her first job in New York?

2. While looking for an acting job in New York, what does Carrie learn she must have in order to succeed?

3. How does Hurstwood respond to the news of Carrie's theatrical success?

4. What does Hurstwood find awaiting him when he tries to get a job as a trolley driver?

5. What is Carrie's second job in New York?

6. What is so strange about the marriage between Carrie and Hurstwood?

7. Why does Carrie not get to spend any of Hurstwood's extra money on new clothing for herself?

8. What happens to Hurstwood's daughter at the end of the book?

9. What makes Carrie feel less guilt about leaving Hurstwood the way she did?

10. What does Carrie realize as she talks with some of her friends from her first job in New York?

(see the answer keys)

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