A Christmas Carol - Stave One

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A Christmas Carol Quizzes & Trivia

Stave One of A Christmas Carol


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  • 1. 
    When did Marley say that the first ghost would visit Scrooge?
    • A. 

      At midnight

    • B. 

      On Christmas Eve at midnight

    • C. 

      The next day, when the bell tolle "One."

  • 2. 
    What did Scrooge see when he looked up at the bell?
    • A. 

      He saw an image of Marley

    • B. 

      He saw the bell illuminate

    • C. 

      He saw the bell begin to swing and ring.

  • 3. 
    What happened as right after the ghost of Marley removed the bandage from his head?
    • A. 

      His head fell off

    • B. 

      Scrooge became scared and hid under the bed

    • C. 

      His lower jaw dropped to his chest

  • 4. 
    Where did the ghost of Marley sit?
    • A. 

      On Scrooge's bed

    • B. 

      He was floating on the air

    • C. 

      On the opposite side of the fireplace from Scrooge

  • 5. 
    How does the Christmas Eve weather help set the mood for the setting in Stave One?
    • A. 

      It shows a sad setting in the story

    • B. 

      It shows gloominess in the story

    • C. 

      It shows fear in the story

  • 6. 
    How is the weather described in Stave one?
    • A. 

      Dark, humid and foggy

    • B. 

      Cold, bleak, biting, and foggy

    • C. 

      Nippy and breezy

  • 7. 
    What must the reader understand before the story has meaning?
    • A. 

      That Ebenezer Scrooge was a grumpy, greedy man.

    • B. 

      That Marley was dead

    • C. 

      That Christmas is about giving

  • 8. 
    What is Marley's purpose in the story?
    • A. 

      To warn Scrooge of his future is he does not change his ways.

    • B. 

      To warn Scrooge about the coming of the spirits.

    • C. 

      Both a and b are correct

  • 9. 
    How are Marley and Scrooge ALIKE?
    • A. 

      They are both businessmen, greedy and wealthy

    • B. 

      They are both alive and have a business together

    • C. 

      They both have families that care for them

  • 10. 
    How are Scrooge and Marley different?
    • A. 

      Marley values helping others and Scrooge sees no reason to help others

    • B. 

      Marley is greedy and Scrooge is not

    • C. 

      Marley does not care for the business and Scrooge does

  • 11. 
    What does the narrator mean when he says,"Marley was dead as a doornail?"
    • A. 

      He means Marley looked like a doornail once he died

    • B. 

      He was comparing Marley being dead to a doornail.

    • C. 

      He was trying to be funny.

  • 12. 
    What figurative language is the narrator using when he says, "Marley was dead as a doornail."
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Simile

  • 13. 
    What did Scrooge do right after he closed the window and checked the door?
    • A. 

      He went to the livingroom to start the fire in the fireplace

    • B. 

      He went to sit by the fireplace

    • C. 

      He went straight to bed and fell asleep

  • 14. 
    How was the character of Scrooge described in the beginning of Stave One?
    • A. 

      Sad, lonely, old man

    • B. 

      Cold, heartless, selfish, uncaring

    • C. 

      Mean and scary

  • 15. 
    What did Scrooge say when his nephew greeted him?
    • A. 

      "Bah! Humbug!"

    • B. 

      "What are you doing here?"

    • C. 

      "Keep Christmas your own way and let me keep it in mine."

  • 16. 
    Who came through Scrooge's heavy, locked door?
    • A. 

      The Ghost of Christmas Present

    • B. 

      The Ghost of Christmas Past

    • C. 

      Marley's ghost

  • 17. 
    What signals did Charles Dickens use to let the reader know that Scrooge will have an unusual evening?
    • A. 

      Having Scrooge see the image of Marley on his door knocker.

    • B. 

      Having Scrooge hear moaning sounds, clanking chains, and ringing bells without an explanation of who was making the sounds.

    • C. 

      Both a and b are correct

  • 18. 
    "Scrooge never painted out old Marley's name.  There it stood, years afterward, above the warehouse door: Scrooge and Marley.  The firm was known as Scrooge and Marley." What does the word firm mean?
    • A. 

      Studio

    • B. 

      Business

    • C. 

      Office

  • 19. 
    Who signed the register of Marley's burial?
    • A. 

      Mr. Scrooge

    • B. 

      Marley's wife

    • C. 

      Marley's nephew