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A Christmas Carol Final Test

1. What important point does the narrator make in the novellas beginning?
A. Hamlets father is dead.
B. Scrooge is going to die.
C. Jacob Marley is dead.
D. Tiny Tim is going to die.
E. Ghosts are not real.

2. At the beginning of the novella, how do people respond when they pass Scrooge on the street?
A. They nod their heads.
B. They avoid him.
C. They ask him for money.
D. They smile cheerfully but then are deterred.
E. They wish him a merry Christmas.

3. In his own opinion, what good has Christmas done for Scrooges nephew?
A. It has connected him with his fellow man.
B. It has given him an opportunity to worship Jesus.
C. It has given him an excuse to visit his uncle.
D. It has given him an excuse to eat twelfth-cakes.
E. It has inspired him to run for Parliament.

4. Scrooge gives which of the following as a reason for not giving to charity?
A. He believes that charities disempower the poor.
B. He believes that charities ask for too much, too often.
C. He himself never benefited from charity when he was a poor boy.
D. He is poor himself.
E. He does not celebrate Christmas, so has no interest in helping others do so.

5. All of these events foreshadow the arrival of Marleys ghost EXCEPT:


A. Marleys face appears on the door knocker.
B. Scrooge hears his dead partner shout his name.
C. A hearse travels up Scrooges staircase.
D. The tiles on Scrooges fireplace become Marleys face.
E. Bells ring unprompted.

6. What were the ghosts outside Scrooges window upset about?


A. They were chained together.
B. They had to wander without a way into heaven.
C. They were unable to help people in need.
D. They were unable to help Scrooge.
E. They could not celebrate Christmas.

7. The Ghost of Christmas Past could be described as


A. ethereal and mild.
B. brazen and frightening.
C. boisterous and joyful.
D. angry and vindictive.
E. poor and needy.

8. Scrooge weeps when he sees his school-aged self, because


A. he misses his former classmates.
B. he realizes he misjudged the meaning of Christmas.
C. he wishes he could read adventure books again.
D. he feels sorry for his younger self.
E. the headmaster was cruel to young Scrooge.

9. Who is the little girl who comes to see Scrooge at school?


A. his sister
B. his niece
C. his fiance
D. his nephews wife
E. his best friend

10. What can be inferred about young Scrooges home life?


A. He has many brothers and sisters.
B. Scrooges father has been unkind to him.
C. Schooling is valued above all.
D. Fan is married off too young.
E. Christmas is the most important day of the year.

11. All of the following happen at Fezziwigs Christmas party EXCEPT:


A. fiddling
B. dancing
C. eating
D. drinking
E. toasting

12. What does the young Scrooge fear too greatly, according to Belle?
A. attachment
B. becoming poor again
C. commitment
D. having children
E. being alone

13. What happens to Belle?


A. She dies after having Fred.
B. Her family becomes indebted to Scrooge.
C. She marries and has many children.
D. She finds work as a washerwoman.
E. She remains single since she has no dowry.

14. At last, however, he began to thinkas you or I would have thought at first; for it is always
the person not in the predicament who knows what ought to have been done in it . . . . This
quote is an example of what literary device?
A. personification
B. alliteration
C. mood
D. authorial intrusion
E. characterization

15. Which of the following is an example of characterization?


A. There were pears and apples, clustered high in blooming pyramids . . .
B. There were ruddy, brown-faced, broad-girthed Spanish onions, shining in the fatness of
their growth like Spanish friars . . . .
C. Holly, mistletoe, red berries, ivy, turkeys, geese, game, poultry, brawn, meat, pigs,
sausages, oysters, pies, puddings, fruit, and punch, all vanished instantly.
D. He poked the fire and extinguished the last frail spark forever.
E. Its dark-brown curls were long and free, free as its genial face, its sparkling eye, its
open hand, its cheery voice, its unconstrained demeanor, and its joyful air.

16. The Ghost of Christmas Present takes Scrooge through city streets that are
A. bustling and joyful.
B. foggy and spooky.
C. overly commercialized.
D. lonely and melancholy.
E. superficial and ordinary.

17. What joke do the Cratchits play on Bob?


A. They hide Tiny Tim.
B. They stuff a quarter in with the goose.
C. They pretend that Martha isnt coming.
D. They tell him old Scrooge is dead.
E. They swipe his good shirt and give it to Peter.

18. Tiny Tim can best be described as


A. shy.
B. cute and cuddly.
C. amusing.
D. frustrated.
E. patient and wise.

19. The boy and girl living in the Ghost of Christmas Presents robes represent
A. Curiosity and Intelligence.
B. Wisdom and Fear.
C. Poverty and Chastity.
D. Greed and Hunger.
E. Ignorance and Want.

20. The ways were foul and narrow, the shops and houses wretched, the people half-naked,
drunken, slipshod, ugly. This passage is an example of
A. personification.
B. authorial intrusion.
C. imagery.
D. metaphor.
E. alliteration.

21. Why is Scrooge willing to comply with the Ghost of the Future?
A. He is afraid to disobey him.
B. He understands that the spirits are trying to help him.
C. He is hatching an escape plan.
D. He now understands the spirit of Christmas.
E. Jacob Marley will be angry if Scrooge rebels.

22. What was taken from the dead man that inspired particular horror from Scrooge?
A. the shirt he was to be buried in
B. the money from his pockets
C. his favorite ledger book
D. his family photographs
E. his spectacles

23. Whom did Bob Cratchit meet by chance after Tiny Tims death?
A. Scrooge
B. Marley
C. Belle
D. Peter
E. Fred

24. Why does Scrooge order a cab for Camden Town?


A. to send the caroler boy home in style
B. to deliver a turkey to the Cratchits home
C. to drive him to Freds
D. to take him to Belles for a reunion
E. to drive him to the Cratchits home for a reunion

25. What trick does Scrooge play on Bob Cratchit?


A. He pretends to be angry with his tardiness.
B. He pretends to give him a raise.
C. He pretends to be in love with Mrs. Cratchit.
D. He pretends to offer his son a job.
E. He pretends to be Tiny Tim.

26. How did some people react to Scrooges personality change?


A. They rejoiced because it meant he was saved.
B. They laughed.
C. They distrusted him still.
D. They fell in love with him.
E. They wanted to get money from him.