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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. Who does the Spirit say that the children belong to?
2. When Scrooge is returned to his bedroom, what does he wake up clutching?
3. What did the businessmen wonder about the dead man's funeral?
4. Before his second visitor, how does Scrooge wake himself?
5. What is the name of the Cratchit's youngest child?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Scrooge see when he visits the family eating dinner at the table?
2. What does Scrooge witness at the pawnshop?
3. What does Scrooge promise to the Spirit in exchange for a chance to change his fate?
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 see approaching him as the second Spirit leaves him and how does he react?
7. What does Scrooge see when he enters the cemetery?
8. What does the Spirit inform Scrooge is the fate of Tiny Tim?
9. What clings to the robe of the second spirit?
10. What is Scrooge's response to the things that he sees in the cemetery?
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
The symbolism of the chains that Jacob Marley is forced to carry around with him is particularly significant. Describe the physical description of the chains, and explain why the items that Jacob Marley must carry with him are significant to his life. Finally, explain why these items were used as a warning to Ebenezer Scrooge.
Essay Topic 3
There were three spirits that came to visit Scrooge. Describe the second 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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