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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Mark realize that he does not have to do in Chapter 9?
2. Who revives Mark?
3. What does Bates offer to do for Henry in Chapter 3?
4. What does Hiram Bates remember in Chapter 1?
5. What does Dick tell Henry that he should try to collect from Hiram Bates in Mark the Match Boy?
Essay Topic 1
Describe Roswell. What is his role in Ragged Dick and Mark the Match Boy? What was Alger trying to accomplish by creating Roswell's character in the novel?
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
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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