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Grade 7 A Christmas Carol
Which quote from " A Christmas Carol" helps to convince the reader that Scrooge is a changed man?
  1. "Allow me to ask your pardon, and will you have the goodness to add this (throwing him a purse) to your good work! If you please not a penny less. A great many back payments are included in it, I assure you."
  2. "Spirit, hear me. I am not the man I was. I will not be the man that I have been for so many years."
  3. "The spirits of all three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach."
  4. "I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future."
Grade 7 A Christmas Carol
Grade 8 A Christmas Carol
What is significant about Marley's ghost visiting Scrooge on Christmas Eve?
  1. It was his favorite time of year.
  2. He died on Christmas eve.
  3. It is when all spirits haunt the living.
Grade 8 A Christmas Carol
We walk through life as “fellow passengers to the grave,” as Scrooge’s nephew Fred points out. Fred most likely means?
  1. At some point everyone will die and be accountable to a higher authority.
  2. Each of us would prefer to not die alone like Scrooge
  3. When fellow passengers are left ignorant and needy, they are not the only ones who suffer; society itself suffers.
  4. Everyone has a path in life and it is up to each person to decide the way they want to live.
Grade 8 A Christmas Carol
What can the reader infer is the author's message in the following passage:
"They were not a handsome family; they were not well dressed; their shoes were far from waterproof; their clothes were scanty...but they were happy, grateful, pleased with one another, and contented with the time..."
  1. although the family is poor, they are also foolish and they deserve what they get
  2. although the family is poor, they are also cruel and vicious to others
  3. although the family is poor, they are also rich in love and gratitude
  4. although the family is wealthy, they are lacking in love
Grade 8 A Christmas Carol
What can we infer from Scrooges words when he says to the Ghost of the Future:

"I fear you more than any specter I have seen. But as I know your purpose is to do me good, and as I hope to live to be another man from what I was, I am prepared to bear you company and do it with a thankful heart."
  1. Scrooge is having a change of heart even before the Ghost of the Future has shown him his future.
  2. I fear you more than any of the previous ghosts I have seen because you look scary.
  3. He fears what it will take to become a better man because he has never been a better man.
Grade 8 A Christmas Carol
How does the Ghost of Christmas Future communicate with Scrooge?
  1. By staring him in the eyes until Scrooge guesses what the Ghost of Christmas Future wants.
  2. By writing on a note pad.
  3. By sending him text messages.
  4. By point his finger at something he wants Scrooge to notice.
Grade 8 A Christmas Carol
Because of the main character, what does the term "Scrooge" mean in today's world?
  1. Someone who loves Christmas
  2. Someone who doesn't have the Christmas spirit
  3. Someone who is a grouch
  4. Both b and c
Grade 8 A Christmas Carol
None A Christmas Carol
Who is Marley?
  1. Scrooge's nephew
  2. Scrooge's deceased business partner
  3. Scrooge's employee
Grade 8 A Christmas Carol
When the gentlemen came into his office collecting for the needy, Scrooge responded:
  1. his money prevented him from living in poverty because he didn't give it away
  2. he supported the prisons and workhouses where they could go, or they could die to decrease the surplus population
  3. the poor and the needy have never done anything for him
Grade 8 A Christmas Carol
In a Christmas Carol, which character would be considered a foil for the main character, Scrooge?
  1. Scrooge's business partner, Marley
  2. Scrooge's nephew, Fred
  3. The ghost of Christmas past
  4. Tiny Tim
Grade 8 A Christmas Carol
What is the theme of "A Christmas Carol"?
  1. everyone has the power to change
  2. money alone cannot by happiness
  3. money can buy happiness
  4. both a and b
Grade 8 A Christmas Carol
Who is Marley?
  1. Scrooge's nephew
  2. Scrooge's business partner
  3. Scrooge's clerk
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol
Which of Bob Cratchit's actions on his way home from work on Christmas Eve show his excitement about having the holiday off?
  1. He went down a slide twenty times.
  2. He ran home as fast as he could.
  3. He played Blind Man's Bluff when he got home.
  4. All of the above.
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