A Christmas Carol Test | Mid-Book 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. Through what does the first visitor travel with Scrooge?

2. How many visitors does Marley say will come to Scrooge in the night?

3. What is flowing from the head of the first guest that he covers by wearing a cap?

4. How is it signaled to Scrooge that there is a visitor in his room?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Scrooge react to the scenes from his childhood in the countryside?

3. Who is Belle?

4. What does Belle notice that has changed about Scrooge, and how does she react?

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

6. How did Belle's life turn out after her time with Scrooge?

7. What does Jacob Marley inform Scrooge will happen over the course of the next few nights?

8. How does the first spirit take Scrooge back in time?

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

10. Who is Fred, and what happens when he comes to visit Scrooge?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the opening chapter, the reader is introduces to Bob Cratchit and his relationship with Ebenezer Scrooge.

Part 1.) Compare/contrast the two men as they are presented in the beginning of the novel

Part 2.) Explain the working relationship between the two men.

Part 3.) Briefly theorize why Bob Cratchit chose to continue working in this environment.

Essay Topic 2

There were three spirits that came to visit Scrooge. Describe the third spirit and what he symbolized. What did he take Scrooge to see? How did his visit affect the change in Scrooge's character?

Essay Topic 3

Throughout his time with the three visitors, Scrooge saw many things. Which event do you think had the most impact on his character? Describe the scene and theorize why you think it so deeply affected Scrooge's character more than any of the other scenes.

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