A Christmas Carol 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. Where is Scrooge when he realizes that in the future he will be dead?

2. What did the businessmen wonder about the dead man's funeral?

3. How does Scrooge feel toward the third Spirit?

4. When Scrooge first sees the third Spirit, what does he do involuntarily?

5. Who does Scrooge visit and witness singing Christmas songs and reminiscing of Christmas memories?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is striking about the appearance of the third spirit?

2. What response did the community give to the Cratchit family following the death of Tiny Tim?

3. What does Scrooge see when he visits the family eating dinner at the table?

4. What are the businessmen in the stock exchange discussing?

5. What does the Spirit inform Scrooge is the fate of Tiny Tim?

6. What has changed about the Cratchit family when Scrooge is taken to revisit them?

7. How are the Cratchit family responding to the death of Tiny Tim?

8. What does Scrooge witness at the pawnshop?

9. What is Fred's opinion of his uncle Scrooge?

10. What does Scrooge promise to the Spirit in exchange for a chance to change his fate?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Is this novel a comedy, or a tragedy? How does humor work throughout the novel? How does emotion? Which of the two seems to be a stronger force throughout the novel? Finally, do you think that the tone of the novel worked for the themes? Why or why not?

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

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?

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