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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is the man for whom Scrooge apprenticed described?
(a) As generous.
(b) As stupid.
(c) As intelligent.
(d) As miserly.

2. What does the figure of Scrooge's first guest resemble?
(a) An angel.
(b) A man.
(c) A child.
(d) A beast.

3. What is the name of the merchant under whom Scrooge apprenticed?
(a) Fuzziwud.
(b) Fezziweg.
(c) Fazziware.
(d) Fozziwog.

4. What does Marley say about his own spirit?
(a) That it is repaired.
(b) That it is lively.
(c) That it is broken.
(d) That it is doomed.

5. What is significant about the countryside that Scrooge and the spirit visit?
(a) It is the countryside where Bob Cratchit and his family live.
(b) It is the countryside where Scrooge will spend the rest of his life.
(c) It is the countryside of Scrooge's youth.
(d) It is the countryside where Scrooge's father died.

6. What is Marley's spirit forced to do?
(a) Haunt.
(b) Cross-over.
(c) Die.
(d) Wander.

7. How is it signaled to Scrooge that there is a visitor in his room?
(a) The windows fly open.
(b) His bed begins to shake.
(c) The bed curtains are parted.
(d) The hands of his clock spin backward.

8. How does Scrooge respond to the invitation for a meal in Chapter 1?
(a) He accepts it.
(b) He doesn't give an answer.
(c) He doesn't understand it.
(d) He rebukes it.

9. What does Scrooge seize from the first spirit?
(a) His head.
(b) His hand.
(c) His heart.
(d) His hat.

10. What type of visitors does Marley tell Scrooge to expect?
(a) Animals.
(b) Children.
(c) Spirits.
(d) Family.

11. How much time does Scrooge allow his employee to take off for the holiday?
(a) One day.
(b) Two days.
(c) No time.
(d) Three days.

12. What is the first mysterious sound that Scrooge hears?
(a) Doorbell ringing.
(b) Raindrops falling.
(c) Dogs barking.
(d) Party music.

13. What does Marley tell Scrooge these visitors will hold for him?
(a) A gift.
(b) A photo.
(c) A secret.
(d) A key.

14. What are the men who are collecting money on Christmas Eve, using the money for?
(a) Decorations
(b) Education.
(c) Parties.
(d) Charity.

15. How many men come by to collect money from the neighborhood on Christmas Eve?
(a) Two.
(b) Four.
(c) One.
(d) Three.

Short Answer Questions

1. What literary character does Scrooge imagine that he is friends with as a young boy?

2. After Jacob Marley leaves him, what time does Scrooge wake from sleep?

3. How long does it take Scrooge to fall asleep after the spirit has left him?

4. Who stops by to invite Scrooge to a meal?

5. What does Dickens say does not affect Scrooge?

(see the answer keys)

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