Ragged Dick and Mark, the Match Boy 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 is identical on the bureau of Dick and that of his neighbor?

2. Who throws a rock at Dick and Henry, barely missing them in Chapter 17?

3. Where does Dick sleep in Chapter 7?

4. What is the method of transportation that Frank and Dick take in the city in Chapter 9?

5. Who falls in the water off the ferry and is rescued by Dick in Chapter 26?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Dick have to change in order to be acceptable in society in Chapter 1?

2. Describe Dick's early history.

3. Compare Frank and Dick.

4. Why is Dick fired from his job in Chapter 1?

5. How do the boys work together as a team to improve their lives by the end of Chapter 20?

6. How does Dick reveal his honesty to Mr. Greyson in Chapter 15?

7. How is Dick alert to business opportunities?

8. How does Frank attempt to help Dick improve his social status and quality of life in Chapters 5-8?

9. Describe the letter that Dick writes to his friend Frank with the help of Henry.

10. How does Dick prevent Travis from withdrawing his money at the bank?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses more than one instance of irony in Ragged Dick and Mark the Match Boy. Cite at least two examples you can identify in the book and note why they are examples of irony.

Essay Topic 2

Ragged Dick and Mark the Match Boy is particularly effective in conveying meaning through powerful imagery. Powerful imagery is used to establish connections in the minds of readers with the story's characters and plot. The imagery can involve visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, kinetic, and kinesthetic elements. The author uses imagery to translate words into a visual story that we can see and participate in within our minds. Describe the use of imagery in this novel.

Essay Topic 3

Greed is another important theme of Ragged Dick and Mark the Match Boy. Greed in this novel is depicted in relation to money, possessions, and social status. Who is greedy in Ragged Dick and Mark the Match Boy? Who exhibits kindliness and generosity of spirit? Who desires what and how are these desires manifested? Do they change over time? Describe.

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