Sister 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 happens after Hurstwood moves Carrie to a smaller flat?

2. By what means does Hurstwood kill himself at the end of the book?

3. What does Carrie not tell her co-workers about herself?

4. What does Carrie tell Lola that she does not want to end up with again after all her success on stage?

5. What does Carrie envy in the other girls that she works with in her first job in New York?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Carrie feel about Mr. Ames when she first meets him?

3. What causes Carrie to change her mind about turning down the invitation to a party being held by Mrs. Vance?

4. Why is Hurstwood unable to find employment after his saloon in New York closes?

5. Why is Carrie so confused when the grocer comes to her door demanding his bill be paid?

6. Why is Carrie so surprised about being able to find a job so fast in New York?

7. Why does Carrie say she does not date after finding so much success on stage?

8. How does Hurstwood get a warm bed for the night when he is released from the hospital?

9. How is Carrie finally convinced to leave Hurstwood?

10. Why is so surprising about the marriage proposals Carrie receives in the mail after she finds success on stage?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Which character did you relate with the most in this book? Why is this? How did this character change throughout the book?

Essay Topic 2

What are some of the key examples of gratitude in this book, and how do these instances affect that characters involved in those scenes?

Essay Topic 3

Hurstwood endures many different trials before the end of the book. What are some of these trials and what lessons does he learn through these experiences? How does he ultimately respond to this barrage of trials?

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