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. Giles fail to mention to his lady about Oliver the thief?

2. What is Oliver accused of stealing when Nancy and Bill take him away?

3. What is Oliver given on the day of the big robbery?

4. Why is Mr. Bumble planning to go to court in London after Oliver is taken back to Fagin's house?

5. How does the dying woman tell Mrs. Corney her secret?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Where is Oliver's mother found before she gives birth, and what is her condition?

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

4. Why does Mr. Brownlow leave so suddenly for the West Indies?

5. How does Dickens excuse Dodger and Charley's reaction to the events after the theft of the handkerchief?

6. What is the first assignment Fagin gives to Noah when he begins working for him?

7. What does Oliver do when he is punished for his attack after Mr. Sowerberry comes home?

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

9. How does Fagin feel about his main partner in crime?

10. What kind of nightmare does Oliver have when Harry comes to see Rose, and what does he see when he wakes up?

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

Many different characters in this book are persuaded to do things that they would not have done of their own accord. What are some of these instances, and how does persuasion affect the course of the plot?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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