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 does Oliver decide to run away to London after leaving the Sowerberrys' house?

2. What is Oliver's job at the regular workhouse?

3. How do Bill and Oliver travel to the big robbery?

4. What is Fagin most worried about when he hears that Oliver is in jail?

5. What does Oliver do when he sees Charley steal a man's handkerchief?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Oliver spend the spring with Rose and Mrs. Maylie?

3. What has Harry done in order to get Rose to marry him?

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

5. How does Oliver find food on his long journey to London after he runs away from Mr. Sowerberry's house?

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

7. What does Nancy tell Oliver when she comes to take Oliver to Bill's house just before the big robbery?

8. What does Nancy do when Bill refuses to let her out of the house on Sunday night?

9. What happens when Fagin sends Oliver out with Dodger and Charley for the first time?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sacrifice is a theme that is very prevalent in this book. Who are the characters most affected by this theme, and how do they allow sacrifice to change their lives?

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

Oliver endures many different trials before the end of the book. What are some of these trials, and what lessons does he learn through these experiences?

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