A Christmas Carol Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the Spirit takes Scrooge to see the Cratchits, which character has died?

2. In whose name is the Christmas toast given?

3. Which of the following does NOT describe the Scrooge's second visitor?

4. How long does the Spirit say that his earthly life will last?

5. When Scrooge is returned to his bedroom, what does he wake up clutching?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

With the first visitor, Scrooge is forced to relive the memories of his childhood.

Part 1.) Describe one of the memories that Scrooge relived.

Part 2.) Explain the significance of that event in shaping that man that Scrooge became.

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

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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