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A Christmas Carol

Tim : And one of these days, I'm going to get well, and that'll mean I can throw away this, crutch, and run and play like the

Multiple choice question

Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow by
choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given belows : (3 Marks I

Tim : And one of these days, I'm going to get well, and that'll mean I can throw away this ,
crutch, and run and play like the other boys.

(a) These lines show that Tim

(i) was a pessimistic boy
(ii) was an optimistic boy
(iii) loved his parents very much
(iv) didn't like playing with other boys

(b) Who helped little Tim get rid of his crutches ?

(i) his father Bob Cratchit
(ii) his mother
(iii) Mr. Scrooge
(iv) Jacob Marley

(c) What change did this scene of Tim bring about in Scrooge's life ?

(i) He became pessimistic.
(ii) He started hating handicapped children.
(iii) He decided to be a second father to Tim and help him.
(iv) He started thinking that life is worthless.

Yes, yes it is I, your uncle Scrooge, I've come for dinner. Now let me in.

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choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given below : (3 Marks)

Yes, yes it is I, your uncle Scrooge, I've come for dinner. Now let me in.

(a) Uncle Scrooge has gone to

(i) Bob Cratchit's house
(ii) Fred's house
(iii) Jacob Marley's son
(iv) Belle's house

(b) Scrooge changed suddenly because

(i) he realised that no one would come to mourn his death
(ii) Fred brought about this change in his attitude
(iii) Tim's love brought about a change
(iv) the three ghosts of Christmas broughl about this change

(c) What did he do for his nephew ?

(i) He brought Fred a house.
(ii) He married him to a beautiful girl.
(Hi) He took Fred into business with him.
(iv) He sent him to the university for further studies.

I've come to bring you home, dear brother. Father's not mean any more and he says you're never coming back here and from now on

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Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow by
choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given below ; (3 Marks)

I've come to bring you home, dear brother. Father's not mean any more and he says you're
never coming back here and from now on will always be together.

(a) What do these lines tell us about Scrooge's past life ?

(i) that he loved his sister very much
(ii) that Scrooge's mother loved him a lot
(iii) that Scrooge had an unhappychildhood
(iv) that Scrooge had a lovely childhood

(b) When Scrooge saw this scene

(i) he was happy
(ii) he didn't like it at all
(iii) he was ecstatic
(iv) he felt like crying

(c) What does the author want to convey through these lines ?

(i) We should learn to live alone.
(ii) We should celebrate Christmas.
(iii) We must value relationships.
(iv) Money is the most important thing in life.

There is a greedy restless motion in your eyes. Listen to what she is saying to you.

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There is a greedy restless motion in your eyes. Listen to what she is saying to you.

(a) The speaker of these lines is

(i) Ghost I
(ii) Ghost II
(iii) Ghost III
(iv) Fred

(b) She told Scrooge that

(i) she wanted to marry him
(ii) she didn't want to marry him
(iii) he loved money more than her
(iv) he was a simple, innocent man

(c) What happened to 'She' later on ?

(i) She died quite early.
(ii) She didn't marry anyone, stayed alone.
(iii) She lived a life of poverty.
(iv) She lived a happy married life with her husband and five children.

Then I have no doubt his liberality is well represented by his surviving partner.

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Then I have no doubt his liberality is well represented by his surviving partner.

(a) Who is talking to Mr, Scrooge ?

(i) Bob Cratchit
(ii) Fred
(iii) The Chritsmas carol singers
(iv) The man who came for charity

(b) Whose liberality is being talked about here ?

(i) Jacob Marley's
(ii) father of Scrooge
(iii) nephew of Scrooge
(iv) brother of Scrooge

(c) What was the reaction of Scrooge to the gentleman's request ?

(i) He readily gave the gentleman whatever he asked for.
(ii) He told him to come the next day.
(iii) He told the man to send the poor to prisons or workhouses.
(iv) He told him to go to his partner.

It is required of every man that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow men and travel far and wide; and if

Multiple choice question

Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow by
choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given belows : (3 Marks)

It is required of every man that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow men
and travel far and wide; and if that spirit goes not forth in life ; it is condemned to do so after death.

(a) The speaker of these lines is

(i) Bob Cratchit
(ii) the Father in the church
(iii) Fred
(iv) Jacob Marley

(b) Ebenezer Scrooge was adviced that he should

(i) travel a lot
(ii) earn a lot of money
(iii) be benevolent and kind
(iv) increase Bob Cratchit's salary

(c) The ghost himself couldn't possess such virtues because

(i) he was busy in making money
(ii) his family members didn't want him to be charitable
(iii) his parents stopped him for being charitable
(iv) there was no one to guide him

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