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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. Who stops by to invite Scrooge to a meal?
(a) His nephew.
(b) His cousin.
(c) His brother.
(d) His son.

2. How do the spirit and Scrooge exit his bedroom?
(a) Through the door.
(b) Through the chimney.
(c) Through the wall.
(d) Through the window.

3. What is flowing from the head of the first guest that he covers by wearing a cap?
(a) Music.
(b) Light.
(c) Blood.
(d) Hair.

4. What holiday is being celebrated when the story opens?
(a) New Year's.
(b) Christmas.
(c) Thanksgiving.
(d) Halloween.

5. As children, how did Fan and Scrooge travel from the school back home?
(a) In a carriage.
(b) In an automobile.
(c) On foot.
(d) On horseback.

Short Answer Questions

1. At what time will the first two visitors come for Scrooge?

2. How is the man for whom Scrooge apprenticed described?

3. What is the second mysterious sound that Scrooge hears?

4. What does Scrooge claim is causing his images of Jacob Marley?

5. As Scrooge witnesses the various scenes of his childhood, what seems to be slipping away from him as he grows older?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Scrooge realizes that it is midnight and not noon, why does he vow to stay awake?

2. What other unusual sights and sounds plague Scrooge as he enters his home?

3. What does Marley beckon Scrooge to see outside his bedroom window and how does Scrooge react?

4. What happened to Scrooge immediately after Marley left?

5. What does Scrooge overhear Belle and her husband discussing, and how does he react?

6. What does Scrooge think when he awakens at midnight?

7. Who is Jacob Marley, and what does the reader learn about him right away?

8. What does Scrooge see in the first scene from his childhood?

9. Who are the two men that come to Scrooge's door, and what do they ask of him?

10. What happens in the scene with Fan?

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