The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book 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. While out on a walk through the school's gardens, Nicholas meets Fanny and Tilda who do what?

2. How does Ralph react when Kate begins to cry out of gratitude and relief?

3. How does Nicholas anger Fanny?

4. What does Kate ask Ralph?

5. As he arrives at his office, what does Ralph's clerk give him?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mrs. Nickleby help Verisopht, Hawk, Pluck, and Pyke?

2. How does the family act when Mr. Lillyvick arrives?

3. As Nicholas continues to teach Smike his lines about the need for money overruling conscience, what is Ralph doing?

4. What takes place at a public meeting in a tavern?

5. By what is Sir Matthew Pupker distracted?

6. About what does Charles Cheeryble confront Nicholas and Kate?

7. What does Nicholas do to help Smike?

8. How is London described?

9. What happens to Kate at the party?

10. Where are Mr. Lillyvick and his bride married? Why does Nicholas leave early?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Parallel scenes from other stories are used in this story.

Part 1) What other stories are found in this story? What is the purpose of this?

Part 2) How do these stories enhance Dickens' story?

Part 3) How does the way these stories are used reflect the time in which Dickens' story takes place?

Essay Topic 2

The theme and story of Nicholas Nickleby is a reminder.

Part 1) Summarize the story. Of what is it a reminder.

Part 2) What is the author's purpose for writing a story? Why was it made into a play?

Part 3) How does this play enhance or detract from Dickens' story? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Ralph craves money and status.

Part 1) Why does he crave this? How does it reflect his personality through the play?

Part 2) To what does this desire lead? What message does this send to readers?

Part 3) How do his cravings affect him by the end of the play? What does this say about people who crave money and status?

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