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 position does Mr. Bumble hope to fill once the man who currently works that position is dead?

2. Who does Fagin get to force Oliver to cooperate while they are away at the next big robbery?

3. Where does Oliver stay after his time in court?

4. What does Fagin threaten to do to Oliver if he tries to run away again?

5. What does Mr. Bumble tell Mrs. Sowerberry was the cause of Oliver's bad behavior after Oliver's attack?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Bill and his dog die?

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

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

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

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

6. Why does Fagin think he needs to use Oliver in his next big robbery with Bill?

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

8. What condition is given in Oliver's father's will about his son receiving an inheritance?

9. What does Mr. Giles say when he is asked by the police if Oliver is the child he saw with the robbers the night before?

10. Who wants to take Oliver off the parishes' hands, and why is he refused?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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