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. How does Scrooge feel about the party that Fred is holding on Christmas?

2. Why is the family that Scrooge visits so happy to hear of the death of the dead man?

3. Whose home does the second visitor first take Scrooge to?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens when Scrooge awakens thinking he will soon see the second visitor?

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

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

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

6. What does Scrooge witness at the pawnshop?

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

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

9. What other Christmases does the second Spirit take Scrooge to witness?

10. How does Scrooge react to the arrival of the third Spirit?

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

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 3

When Scrooge is with his second visitor, he is exposed to the two children that cling to the Spirit's robe. First, describe the two children and the symbolism behind their names. Second, explain the significance of Scrooge's reaction to seeing the two children and the response that the Spirit gives to his question about who will care for them.

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