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. Who does Fan tell Scrooge is "much kinder now"?

3. How much money does Scrooge give to the collection?

4. What meal is Scrooge invited to in Chapter 1?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the Ghost of Christmas Past look like?

3. What unusual thing does Scrooge see on the front door to his home?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There were three spirits that came to visit Scrooge. Describe the first 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 2

With the second visitor, Scrooge was taken to see the ways that people in his community celebrate Christmas.

Part 1.) Describe one scene that Scrooge witnessed on Christmas Day.

Part 2.) Describe Scrooge's reaction to this scene. Was there anything interesting / unexpected in his response?

Part 3.) Describe how you believe witnessing this event prompted the change in Scrooge's character at the end of the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Compare / contrast the two times that Tiny Tim said the words "God bless us, every one." What does this quote mean? What were the two different contexts in which he stated this? Which time of use was more powerful to you as a reader?

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