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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 does Roswell try to convince his mother that he needs in order to get money for his new club?
2. What does Mark save money by NOT buying in Chapter 13?
3. Where does Dick and Henry take Mark with them on Sunday?
4. Who rudely rebuffs Mark in Chapter 7 for begging?
5. After finishing work, where do Ben and Mark go to sleep in Chapter 12 of Mark the Match Boy?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Dick assist Mark in getting a job and improving his education in Chapter 15?
2. How does Mark change his living and work situation with the money he has received from Dick and Henry?
3. Describe how Dick and Henry react to the sleeping child on the Brooklyn ferry.
4. How does Ben try to help Mark get his twenty-five cents in Chapter 6?
5. How does Mrs. Flanagan differ in her treatment of Mark from that of Mother Watson?
6. How does Bates assist Henry with investing in Chapter 4 of Mark the Match Boy?
7. How is the money that Mark receives parallel to the experience that Dick had?
8. Describe Mark's Sunday school experience in Chapter 19.
9. How does Bates make amends to Henry in Chapter 3 of Mark the Match Boy?
10. How does Ralph propose that Roswell increase his earnings in Chapter 18?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The concept of good versus evil appears throughout the book. Who in your opinion is good? Who is bad? Why? Do these characters change over time? Why or why not? Describe.
Essay Topic 2
Describe some of the settings for Ragged Dick and Mark the Match Boy. What is the overall setting? Be sure to include geography, time period, and any pertinent popular culture events. How do these settings, even if imaginary, reflect modern settings or culture? Why did the author choose to use these places in Ragged Dick and Mark the Match Boy?
Essay Topic 3
Alger employs simple, yet bold, and effective language with some powerful symbolism. Choose an example of symbolism. Briefly describe it, and identify the technique which it embodies.
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