Ragged Dick and Mark, the Match Boy Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Mark leave his money in Chapter 12?

2. Who learns that Dick is Mark's guardian?

3. Mark faints in front of _______________.

4. Who is working at the bookstore where Mark sees a job posted?

5. Where does Mark retrieve his money from in Chapter 15?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Explain Alger's use of humor in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of humor and explain why the author used them where he did.

Essay Topic 3

The author uses some important instances of foreshadowing in Ragged Dick and Mark the Match Boy. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an example of foreshadowing.

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