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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 Fagin say he can do with Oliver if he is still alive?
2. What does Fagin strike Oliver with when he tries to run away?
3. What is Mrs. Sowerberry's main complaint about children?
4. What is the book about that Oliver is given while he waits for the big robbery to begin?
5. Who does Fagin decide to use in his next big robbery with Bill Sikes?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sally take from Oliver's mother when she dies?
2. What kind of nightmare does Oliver have when Harry comes to see Rose, and what does he see when he wakes up?
3. How does Fagin feel about his main partner in crime?
4. What does Mr. Bumble do while he visits with Mrs. Corney, and how does she react?
5. What information does Mr. Brownlow need from Fagin before Fagin is hung?
6. What does Nancy do when Bill refuses to let her out of the house on Sunday night?
7. How does Oliver find food on his long journey to London after he runs away from Mr. Sowerberry's house?
8. What does Mr. Bumble do to secure for himself the position he hopes to be advanced to?
9. How does Oliver feel when he is apprenticed to Mr. Sowerberry?
10. What does Rose say is the only way she will agree to marry Harry, and why does she feel this way?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What are some of the key examples of gratitude in this book, and how do these instances affect the characters involved in those scenes?
Essay Topic 2
Despair is a theme that is placed in a number of sensitive places in this story. What are some of these places, and what role does despair play in this story?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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