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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. On what building's roof do Dick and Frank go in order to have a good view of Wall Street?

2. Who offers Henry a recommendation that gets him a job in Chapter 19?

3. Where does Dick accompany Henry in Chapter 26 on an errand for his employer?

4. Where does Dick sleep in Chapter 7?

5. In Chapter 20, where is Henry working when he receives a raise?

Short Essay Questions

1. What kind of work does Henry get? Describe his work experience in Chapters 19 and 20?

2. How does Ben try to help Mark get his twenty-five cents in Chapter 6?

3. Why is Bates looking for his grandson?

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

5. How does Ralph connive Roswell into getting him five dollars in Chapter 20?

6. Describe the change that Dick undergoes in Chapter 12.

7. How does Roswell implicate Mark with his crime in Chapter 23?

8. How is the money that Mark receives parallel to the experience that Dick had?

9. Compare and contrast the working habits of Mark and Roswell from the eyes of Mr. Baker.

10. Why do Dick and Henry want a new place of residence?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in Ragged Dick and Mark the Match Boy. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Roswell and Travis. How are they similar? How are they different? How are their ultimate experiences similar? What is the lesson that the author wishes to convey through these examples?

Essay Topic 3

Choose a character that Mark grows to like. How does their relationship evolve?

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