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A Christmas Carol (Grade 8)

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A Christmas Carol

Which phrase best describes Ebenezer Scrooge?
  1. ugly and stupid
  2. cruel and unkind
  3. violent and ruthless
  4. All of the above
Which of the following is NOT a character trait of Scrooge?
  1. greedy
  2. grumpy
  3. compassionate
  4. mean-spirited
Where does the Ghost of Christmas Present take Scrooge?
  1. Bob Cratchit's house
  2. Fred's house
  3. The town and countryside
  4. All of the above
At first Scrooge does not believe he is really seeing Marley's ghost. What is the excuse he gives for the apparition?
  1. He drank too much wine on Christmas Eve.
  2. He ate something that made him see things.
  3. He was having a reoccurring nightmare.
  4. All of the above
What does Scrooge learn from The Ghost of Christmas Future?
  1. what he is missing out on in life
  2. what will happen if he doesn't change
  3. how much he used to enjoy life and being around people
  4. All of the above
When the ghost took Scrooge to the warehouse to see old Fezziwig, they witnessed:
  1. the employees working hard on Christmas Eve.
  2. a young Scrooge talking with his sister.
  3. a joyous Christmas party with good food and dancing.
  4. the parents fussing over a new baby.
Scrooge's nephew says of Scrooge, "I'm sorry for him; I couldn't be angry with him if I tried. Who suffers by his ill whims? Himself, always." What does this statement imply?
  1. Scrooge hurts everyone around him.
  2. Scrooge's actions have no effect on others.
  3. Scrooge is only hurting himself with his behavior.
  4. All of the above
How did Scrooge react when his nephew asked him to come for Christmas dinner?
  1. Are there no prisons, no workhouses?
  2. Sure, what time?
  3. Bah, humbug!
  4. I hope the goose is golden!
What does the following line spoken by Marley's ghost mean?

"I wear the chains I forged in life."
  1. He loved his job while he was alive.
  2. He is a prisoner in death to the life he lived on Earth.
  3. He wishes he had worked more before his death.
  4. He was an iron worker who made chains.
In the end, Scrooge promises the spirit that if he is given another chance, he will:
  1. honor Christmas in his heart and try to keep it all year long.
  2. live in the past, present, and future.
  3. not forget all the lessons that the three spirits taught him.
  4. All of the above
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