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. What does the Spirit ask Scrooge to touch in order to be transported?

2. What is the state of the two children who grasp at the Spirit's robe?

3. In the cemetery, what part of the Spirit's body begins to tremble?

4. How does Scrooge react to the games that were played at Fred's party?

5. What is the name of the girl who grasps at the Spirit's robe?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is significant about the appearance of the second spirit?

2. How do the party-goers respond to Fred's opinion of his uncle?

3. What is the Spirit's response to Scrooge's question regarding help for the two children?

4. What is the state of Tiny Tim?

5. How does Scrooge react to the music and the games of Fred's Christmas party?

6. What does Scrooge see approaching him as the second Spirit leaves him and how does he react?

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

8. What toast does Bob Cratchit give to Scrooge, and how does his family respond?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The idea of seeing spirits is one that requires a certain amount of faith. Do you believe that the spirits were physically present in Scrooge's room, or was he simply dreaming? What evidence do you have from the text to support your belief? Is the physical presence of the spirits important to the changes in Scrooge's character?

Essay Topic 2

By the end of the novel, Scrooge has made many changes in character.

Part 1.) Describe the man that Scrooge is at the beginning of the novel.

Part 2.) Describe the man that Scrooge is at the end of the novel.

Part 3.) Describe the way that you own opinion of Scrooge as a character progressed as you read the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Wealth seems to be a very important element in this novel.

Part 1.) Compare / contrast the characters who have money in the novel with those who do not. Which are seen in a more positive light? What does this tell you about the way that Dickens views money?

Part 2.) Compare / contrast the way that Scrooge views money at the beginning of the novel with the way that he views money at the end of the novel. What does this tell you about the way that Dickens views money?

Part 3.) Compare / contrast the two different ways that Dickens seems to be presenting his theme of wealth. When you reached the end of the novel, what do you think Dickens' overarching message about money to his reader is?

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