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 Cratchit family believe about the death of their family member?

2. Who asks the Spirit if these events are the things that "Will be, or are they shadows of things that May be, only?"

3. Where do Scrooge and the third Spirit overhear the first conversation about death?

4. What type of Christmas does Scrooge overhear Fred wishing him?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What is the state of Tiny Tim?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout his time with the three visitors, Scrooge saw many things. Which event do you think had the most impact on his character? Describe the scene and theorize why you think it so deeply affected Scrooge's character more than any of the other scenes.

Essay Topic 2

Before the arrival of the three spirits, Jacob Marley came to visit Scrooge. First, explain the significance of Jacob Marley's visit. Then explain why Marley's presence was important before the arrival of the three spirits. Finally, discuss if you think the story would have been as effective if Dickens had left Marley out completely, and simply focused on the three spirits.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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