Oliver Twist Test | 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. Why is Oliver not sent to live with the man who is willing to take him in?

2. What is the sentence given to Oliver after his hearing?

3. How much longer is the dying woman expected to live when she speaks with Mrs. Corney?

4. What is the name of Bill Sikes' girlfriend?

5. What does Bill make Oliver drink at Toby's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mr. Bumble do to secure for himself the position he hopes to be advanced to?

2. What position does Mr. Sowerberry have Oliver take in his business, and how does Oliver feel about it?

3. What does Charley do when Bill enters Toby's hideout?

4. What does Sally take from Oliver's mother when she dies?

5. How does Oliver feel when he is apprenticed to Mr. Sowerberry?

6. What does Nancy offer to do so that Rose can reach her if need be, and what is she risking to do this?

7. What information does Mr. Brownlow need from Fagin before Fagin is hung?

8. What is the secret that Sally confesses to Mrs. Corney just before she dies?

9. What does Mr. Brownlow do to try and prove Oliver's integrity?

10. When they talk on the bridge, why does Nancy tell Rose that she can never leave Fagin?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Valor is a theme of this play, and it is very important to many of the characters involved. Where does this theme of valor present itself, and how do these occurrences affect the characters involved in those scenes?

Essay Topic 2

This play takes place in a few different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affect the course of the plot. Why might Dickens have chosen these particular places for this plot to take place?

Essay Topic 3

Shame and propriety are common themes throughout this book. What are some of the instances where these themes are present, and why are they so important to the characters involved?

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