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Grade 6 A Christmas Carol
What was the main reason Marley's ghost visited Scrooge?
  1. to visit with his old friend
  2. to alert him to an accounting error
  3. to warn him about his fate
  4. to bring him a Christmas gift
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.6.3
How did the atmosphere is Fezziwig's office on Christmas Eve differ from the atmosphere in Scrooge's office on Christmas Eve?
  1. It was more festive and fun.
  2. It was darker and colder.
  3. It was full of needy people.
  4. It was completely empty.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.6.1
The author described Scrooge as a very cold man. Which detail best supports this description?
  1. Even blind men's dogs would turn and run from Scrooge.
  2. Scrooge kept Marley's name on the door of his office.
  3. People sometimes called Scrooge Marley and he still answered.
  4. On the day of Marley's funeral, Scrooge was a man of business.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.6.3
Marley was bound by a chain. Why did he have to wear the chain?
  1. It was a punishment for how he acted when he was alive.
  2. It represented all of the people he made happy.
  3. It was to prevent him from escaping his grave.
  4. I represented the money he made in business.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol
The Ghost of Christmas Past took Scrooge to a scene between himself and a former love. What happened between him and his former love?
  1. She left him because he was too focused on money.
  2. She died in a terrible accident.
  3. She left him so she could marry someone else.
  4. She found out she was expecting a child.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5
Which detail best shows how Scrooge started to change when he saw his old friends?
  1. He wished he had given a young caroler some money the night before.
  2. He said that his sister was a delicate creature with a large heart.
  3. He wished he had treated Old Fezziwig better when he was alive.
  4. He said that he wanted that night to remain with him forever.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: RL.6.5
The scene at Old Fezziwig's caused Scrooge to realize something. He realized
  1. he missed his old boss.
  2. he never was paid for his work.
  3. he should treat his own clerk better.
  4. he wanted to find himself a wife.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.6.3
How did Scrooge's attitude change when he recognized people from his past?
  1. He became angry and mean.
  2. He became quiet and shy.
  3. He felt poor and worthless.
  4. He felt very excited and joyful.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol
Setting is where a story takes place. What is the setting when the Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge on a journey?
  1. Scrooge's first law office
  2. Places from Scrooge's childhood
  3. A field in the country
  4. The home Marley grew up in
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.6.3
Characters in a story are often different. How was Scrooge's nephew most different from Scrooge?
  1. He was taller than Scrooge.
  2. He was wealthier than Scrooge.
  3. He was happier than Scrooge.
  4. He was busier than Scrooge.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.6.4
A simile is a comparison that compares two things using "like" or "as".

How did the author use a simile in the opening of "A Christmas Carol"?
  1. Scrooge cried like an infant.
  2. Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change.
  3. Marley was as dead as a door-nail.
  4. Marley's name was on the door of the office.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol
Scrooge looked out the window and saw a bunch of phantoms flying through the air. None of them were free. What was most significant about the phantoms?
  1. They floated easily despite the chains on their bodies.
  2. Many were hard-hearted people Scrooge had known.
  3. Many had been very generous with their money while alive.
  4. They gestured for Scrooge to come join them.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5
Suspense is when the reader knows something bad is going to happen, but is not sure what. Which is an example of how the author used suspense in Stave One?
  1. Two men came to ask Scrooge for a donation.
  2. Marley's face appeared in the knocker on the door.
  3. Scrooge was angry about giving his clerk Christmas day off.
  4. The narrator repeated that Marley was dead as a door-nail.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol
Which choice best described the relationship between Scrooge and Marley?
  1. Scrooge and Marley despised one another.
  2. Scrooge and Marley were brothers.
  3. Scrooge and Marley tried to woo the same woman.
  4. Scrooge and Marley were friends and business partners.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5
Marley's ghost said Scrooge would receive visitors. Who were those visitors?
  1. three spirits
  2. his nieces and nephews
  3. the police
  4. people he had wronged
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.6.3
Which choice best describes the first spirit who visited Scrooge?
  1. a cupid-like baby
  2. a child-like old man
  3. a beautiful angel
  4. a cranky grandfather
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5
The Ghost of Christmas Past shared multiple memories with Scrooge. How were the final two memories most different from the first few memories?
  1. Scrooge was younger.
  2. Scrooge was happier.
  3. They were both negative memories.
  4. They were both other people's memories.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol
All of the bells in Scrooge's house began to ring. What happened next?
  1. Marley's ghost appeared.
  2. Scrooge ran out the door.
  3. Angels started singing.
  4. Scrooge fell fast asleep.
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