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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. Who is assigned to teach Mr. Greyson's class in Chapter 19?
2. What does Mark refuse to do in Chapter 11 of Mark the Match Boy?
3. Where does Mark sleep in Chapter 9 of Mark the Match Boy?
4. After finishing work, where do Ben and Mark go to sleep in Chapter 12 of Mark the Match Boy?
5. Whom does Roswell plan to blame if Mr. Baker gets suspicious about the money missing from the cash drawer?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Bates looking for his grandson?
2. How does Mrs. Flanagan differ in her treatment of Mark from that of Mother Watson?
3. How does Roswell implicate Mark with his crime in Chapter 23?
4. How is the money that Mark receives parallel to the experience that Dick had?
5. How does Mark's life change in Chapter 12?
6. How does Roswell receive punishment for his crime?
7. When Mark faints, what happens to him in Chapter 13?
8. What makes Mark uncomfortable around Roswell in Chapter 16?
9. How does Ben try to help Mark get his twenty-five cents in Chapter 6?
10. How does Ralph connive Roswell into getting him five dollars in Chapter 20?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Create a brief character study of Dick. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him at this point in his life?
Essay Topic 3
Morality in society is a prevailing theme of Ragged Dick and Mark the Match Boy. Alger frequently refers to this theme, painting the picture of morality being rewarded by success. Which characters appear honest, and which appear corrupt? Explain. Which characters appear to rise above corruption even if they were initially vulnerable to it? What is your opinion of the society that Alger describes? Explain.
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