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Christmas Carol ACT I Test

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  • 1. 
    In this sentence, which would be considered the stage direction?SCROOGE:(Panicked) Fly, but I am a mortal and cannot fly!
    • A. 

      SCROOGE

    • B. 

      (Panicked)

    • C. 

      Fly, but I am a mortal and cannot fly!

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Charles Dickens

    • B. 

      Robert Louis Stephenson

    • C. 

      Israel Horovitz

    • D. 

      Jack Kemp

  • 3. 
    A story written to be performed is...
    • A. 

      A novel

    • B. 

      A drama

    • C. 

      An act

    • D. 

      A manuscript

  • 4. 
    Conversations between characters are called presentation of
    • A. 

      Monologue

    • B. 

      Dialogue

    • C. 

      Manuscript

    • D. 

      Dramatic interpretation

  • 5. 
    Which would be included in stage directions?
    • A. 

      How an actor should act as he says his line

    • B. 

      Special effects

    • C. 

      How the set should look

    • D. 

      The way the characters should look and move

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    This play is a dramatic adaptation. It was adapted from what to what?
    • A. 

      From a play to a book

    • B. 

      From a novel to a monologue

    • C. 

      From a novel to a play

    • D. 

      From a movie to a book

  • 7. 
    At the beginning of Act I, which man do we know to be discontent (not content with what he has)?
    • A. 

      Thin Man

    • B. 

      Cratchit

    • C. 

      Portly Man

    • D. 

      Scrooge

  • 8. 
    When Marley tells Scrooge, "You have labored on it, since. It is a ponderous chain.", what does he mean by ponderous?
    • A. 

      Unethical

    • B. 

      Weighty

    • C. 

      Difficult

    • D. 

      Bold

  • 9. 
    Which part focuses on a specific event or interaction?
    • A. 

      Play

    • B. 

      Scene

    • C. 

      Act

    • D. 

      Drama

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    In Scene 4, why was Scrooge's clock not at the time he expected it to be?
    • A. 

      He slept through the whole day.

    • B. 

      The ghosts changed his clock.

    • C. 

      The electricity went out.

    • D. 

      His mind was just confused.

  • 11. 
    Which ghost was scariest in appearance?
    • A. 

      Marley

    • B. 

      The Ghost of Christmas Past

  • 12. 
    Scrooge is overwhelmed at the open field he sees when he travels with the Ghost of Christmas Past. Why?
    • A. 

      He wants to buy it.

    • B. 

      He has no idea where he is.

    • C. 

      He remembers that he lived there as a boy.

    • D. 

      He is afraid of having to fly to another place.

  • 13. 
    What did the Ghost of Christmas Past see on Scrooge's cheek?
    • A. 

      Grease from his dinner

    • B. 

      A pimple

    • C. 

      A smudge of coal

    • D. 

      A tear

  • 14. 
    The young Scrooge, sitting in his classroom, is...
    • A. 

      Surrounded by friends

    • B. 

      Alone and crying

    • C. 

      Trying to do math sums

    • D. 

      Laughing

  • 15. 
    Who comes to see the young Scrooge in his classroom?
    • A. 

      Fan

    • B. 

      His sister

    • C. 

      Both are true.

    • D. 

      Neither are true.

  • 16. 
    For whom does Scrooge hold admiration (good memories with respect)?
    • A. 

      Cratchit

    • B. 

      His Father

    • C. 

      Fezziwig

    • D. 

      The Thin Man

  • 17. 
    Why are so many stage directions given for the dance scene in Fezziwig's business?
    • A. 

      It is important that the audience see how happy everyone is.

    • B. 

      A dance scene would be hard to direct without many stage directions.

    • C. 

      This is a key scene in the play because Scrooge remembers himself as happy.

    • D. 

      All of these answers could be true.

    • E. 

      None of these answers could be true.

  • 18. 
    How would one describe the scene between the Man and Woman?
    • A. 

      Joyful

    • B. 

      Unemotional

    • C. 

      Tragic

    • D. 

      Unimportant

  • 19. 
    How would one describe the old Scrooge as he watches the scene between Man and Woman?
    • A. 

      Regretful

    • B. 

      Unaffected

    • C. 

      Eagerly wanting to see more

    • D. 

      Unemotional

  • 20. 
    Scrooge can see Marley throughout the entire Act I.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      The director does not indicate.

  • 21. 
    Scrooge visits the following scenes in this order. 1. A field2. A schoolroom3. A place of business (where he was an apprentice)4. A visit with a woman in a mourning dress
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

  • 22. 
    What does the old Scrooge value most (so far in the play)?
    • A. 

      His health

    • B. 

      His money

    • C. 

      His relatives

    • D. 

      His friends

  • 23. 
    How does Scrooge treat his clerk, Bob Cratchit?
    • A. 

      Harshly

    • B. 

      Kindly

    • C. 

      Fearfully

  • 24. 
    What do the scenes revisted with the Ghost of Christmas Past show about the young Scrooge?
    • A. 

      He was happy.

    • B. 

      He was lonely.

    • C. 

      He was wealthy.

  • 25. 
    How has Scrooge changed as he aged?
    • A. 

      He has acquired (gotten) more friends.

    • B. 

      He has lost his faith in love and friendship.

    • C. 

      He has lost his money.

  • 26. 
    Give one example of a special effect in the play.
  • 27. 
    List one instance (time) when Scrooge was miserly.
  • 28. 
    List which of the following are only in a drama. (You may write just the letter.)a. charactersb. stage directionsc. descriptions of settingd. narrative point of viewe. plot developed through action and dialoguef. plot developed through action, dialogue, and narrationg. theme
  • 29. 
    Now use those answers to list what is only in a novel.
  • 30. 
    Now use those answers to list what is in both a drama and a novel.
  • 31. 
    Which 2 vocabulary words are exact opposites?
  • 32. 
    Use 2 other vocabulary words in 1 sentence, showing you know what they mean by the context.
  • 33. 
    Write one sentence explained a major theme of this play.
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