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Quiz in A Christmas Carol

Quiz Examples in A Christmas Carol:

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"Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail...."   (Stave One)

Which type of figurative language is employed in this passage?

"His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him...."   (Stave Five)

Which of these statements accurately summarizes Scrooge's feelings?

"Make up the fires, and buy another coal-scuttle before you dot another i, Bob Cratchit!”..."   (Stave Five)

How does this minor detail support the theme that Scrooge becomes a different man?

"Bob trembled, and got a little nearer to the ruler. He had a momentary idea of knocking Scrooge down with it, holding him, and calling to the people in the court for help..."   (Stave Five)

What is Bob thinking at this moment?

"But he was early at the office next morning. Oh he was early there. If he could only be there first, and catch Bob Cratchit coming late! That was the thing he had set his heart upon...."   (Stave Five)

What is the most likely reason for Scrooge's behavior?

"Wonderful party, wonderful games, wonderful unanimity, won-der-ful happiness!..."   (Stave Five)

What most likely occurs during Scrooge's visit at Fred's house?

"Let him in! It is a mercy he didn't shake his arm off...."   (Stave Five)

What does the passage not imply about Scrooge's nephew?

"Scrooge had forgotten for the moment, about her sitting in the corner with the footstool,..."   (Stave Five)

How would Scrooge have known she would be sitting in the corner?

"He passed the door a dozen times before he had the courage to go up and knock. But he made a dash, and did it:..."   (Stave Five)

Why would Scrooge hesitate to knock on his nephew's door?

"“Don't say anything, please,” retorted Scrooge. “Come and see me. Will you come and see me?”..."   (Stave Five)

Why does Scrooge want the gentleman to come and see him?

"As he stood there, waiting his arrival, the knocker caught his eye...."   (Stave Five)

When was the knocker on Scrooge's front door mentioned earlier in the story?

"The boy was off like a shot...."   (Stave Five)

What does Scrooge's conversation with the boy not indicate about Scrooge?

"it was a splendid laugh, a most illustrious laugh. The father of a long, long line of brilliant laughs!..."   (Stave Five)

Which types of figurative language are found in this descriptive passage?

"“I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy. I am as giddy as a drunken man...."   (Stave Five)

Which literary device appears four times in this passage?

"“They are not torn down,” cried Scrooge, folding one of his bed-curtains in his arms, “they are not torn down, rings and all...."   (Stave Five)

How do the bed-curtains relate to Scrooge's journey into the future with the third Spirit?

"it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us!..."   (Stave Five)

Which of these is not a theme related to the idea of "keeping Christmas"? 

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