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. What does Mr. Grimwig say to Mr. Brownlow about Oliver?

2. What is Mr. Giles's occupation?

3. How much is the parish willing to offer to someone to take Oliver off their hands?

4. What does Mr. Brownlow say that Oliver must do to get his help?

5. What does Fagin say he can do with Oliver if he is still alive?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Mr. Bumble so miserable in his new position and marriage?

2. How is Oliver's name cleared at the hearing after the theft of the handkerchief?

3. How does Bill try to hide the evidence of his murder?

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

5. What do Dodger and Charley do to try and get Oliver to stay in their gang?

6. What is the game that Fagin teaches Oliver, and what is it meant to teach?

7. What does Mr. Bumble tell Mr. Brownlow when he arrives in London, and what is Mr. Brownlow's response to this?

8. What happens when Bill and Nancy see Oliver on the street when Oliver is sent on his errand to the booksellers?

9. Why does Mr. Brownlow offer to raise the reward on Bill and Fagin's heads?

10. What does Fagin do when he hears about what happened to Oliver during the botched robbery?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Which character do you relate with the most in this book? Why is this? How does this character change throughout the book?

Essay Topic 2

Old Sally is a minor character whose presence makes a big difference in the plot. How does she accomplish this? What are some ways that her presence, however brief, alters the outcome of the plot? What might have happened differently if Sally had not been in the book at all?

Essay Topic 3

What role does symbolism play in the story and where does it appear? How is the plot altered by the presence of these symbols?

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