Week 14: Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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The following is a list of statements which are either True or False. When you take the quiz, you will have 10 of these statements, chosen at random. You can take the quiz up to 5 times, and your average score will be recorded.

Apply the 80% RULE when you are taking quizzes for these classes. In other words: don't stress about trying to get 100% on these quizzes. The quizzes are here to make sure you are ready to go on to the next activity. If you get 80% or better, you are ready to proceed. If you get less than 80% you need to go back and do the reading again (read more slowly, take notes) and take the quiz again, aiming for at least 80%.

  1. T or F ? The main character in A Christmas Carol is named Goliath Scrooge.
  2. T or F ? Dickens' father was jailed for his political activities.
  3. T or F ? Dickens died in 1870.
  4. T or F ? Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit are characters in A Christmas Carol.
  5. T or F ? Dickens avoided any political issues in his writings.
  6. T or F ? Queen Victoria ruled England from 1837 to 1901.
  7. T or F ? As a young man, Dickens was forced to go work in a factory.
  8. T or F ? We are having a class party on Monday, December 6 at 6:30 pm, and showing the film Scrooge.
  9. T or F ? The main theme of Dickens' Hard Times is a critique of the Victorian health care system.
  10. T or F ? A Christmas Carol is a modern novel but it has a structure similar to a frametale story collection.
  11. T or F ? Charles Dickens was born in 1912.
  12. T or F ? Dickens is a strictly sentimental writer, without any sense of humor.
  13. T or F ? Dickens was famous for his championing of the rights and dignity of poor people.
  14. T or F ? Dickens was a fan of the frametale story collection 1001 Nights.
  15. T or F ? As a young man, Dickens was imprisoned for petty theft.
  16. T or F ? A Christmas Carol was published in 1843.
  17. T or F ? In addition to writing novels, Dickens was also a journalist.
  18. T or F ? Some of Dickens' novels include Great Expectations, David Copperfield, and Hard Times.
  19. T or F ? Dickens makes it clear that the Spirits which visit Scrooge are a dream that he is having.
  20. T or F ? Dickens is buried in Highgate Cemetery in London.
  21. T or F ? Scrooge is a character who rejects fantasy and imagination.
  22. T or F ? Dickens did not become popular until long after his death.
  23. T or F ? Dante was a guide to Aeneas in the Underworld.
  24. T or F ? Dickens was a member of the British aristocracy, and was a noted political conservative.
  25. T or F ? Dickens did not publish his first novel until he was over 50 years old.

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