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

    Correct Answer
    B. (Panicked)
    Explanation
    The stage direction in the given sentence is "(Panicked)". This is evident because it is written in parentheses and describes the manner in which the character, Scrooge, delivers his line. It indicates that Scrooge is speaking in a panicked tone.

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  • 2. 

    The writer of the drama A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley was

    • A.

      Charles Dickens

    • B.

      Robert Louis Stephenson

    • C.

      Israel Horovitz

    • D.

      Jack Kemp

    Correct Answer
    C. Israel Horovitz
  • 3. 

    A story written to be performed is...

    • A.

      A novel

    • B.

      A drama

    • C.

      An act

    • D.

      A manuscript

    Correct Answer
    B. A drama
    Explanation
    A story written to be performed is referred to as a drama. Unlike a novel, which is meant to be read, a drama is written specifically to be acted out on stage or screen. It typically includes dialogue, stage directions, and instructions for the actors and directors. The term "drama" encompasses various forms such as plays, musicals, and even television scripts. It is a medium that brings stories to life through live performances, making it distinct from other written forms like a novel or a manuscript.

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  • 4. 

    Conversations between characters are called presentation of

    • A.

      Monologue

    • B.

      Dialogue

    • C.

      Manuscript

    • D.

      Dramatic interpretation

    Correct Answer
    B. Dialogue
    Explanation
    Conversations between characters are called dialogue. Dialogue refers to the exchange of words, thoughts, and ideas between two or more characters in a literary work or a play. It is a fundamental element of storytelling that helps to develop characters, advance the plot, and create a more engaging and realistic narrative. Through dialogue, characters can express their emotions, reveal their personalities, and engage in conflict or resolution. It allows readers or audience members to understand the relationships between characters and gain insight into their motivations and perspectives.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    Stage directions typically include instructions on how an actor should act as they deliver their lines, any special effects that should be incorporated, how the set should be arranged, and how the characters should look and move on stage. Therefore, "all of the above" is the correct answer as it encompasses all the elements that are typically included in stage directions.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. From a novel to a play
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "from a novel to a play." This means that the play was originally a novel and was adapted into a theatrical production.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Scrooge
    Explanation
    In the beginning of Act I, Scrooge is known to be discontent. This is evident from his interactions with others and his overall demeanor. He is portrayed as a miserly and grumpy character, constantly complaining and showing dissatisfaction with his life and those around him. This discontent is further emphasized by his refusal to participate in charitable activities and his lack of empathy towards others. Scrooge's discontent sets the stage for his transformation throughout the play as he learns the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of kindness and compassion.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Weighty
    Explanation
    In this context, the word "ponderous" means heavy or burdensome. Marley is referring to Scrooge's chain, which represents the weight of his sins and selfish actions. The chain is not only physically heavy but also symbolically represents the moral burden that Scrooge carries as a result of his unethical behavior. Therefore, the correct answer is "weighty."

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  • 9. 

    Which part focuses on a specific event or interaction?

    • A.

      Play

    • B.

      Scene

    • C.

      Act

    • D.

      Drama

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Scene
    Explanation
    A scene in a play or drama refers to a specific part that focuses on a particular event or interaction. It is a segment within an act where the action takes place in a specific location and time. Scenes help to break down the play into smaller, more manageable parts and allow for a more detailed exploration of the story. Each scene typically has its own beginning, middle, and end, contributing to the overall narrative and plot development.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. He slept through the whole day.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He slept through the whole day." In Scene 4, Scrooge's clock was not at the time he expected it to be because he had slept through the entire day. This suggests that he was in such a deep sleep that he lost track of time and missed an entire day.

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  • 11. 

    Which ghost was scariest in appearance?

    • A.

      Marley

    • B.

      The Ghost of Christmas Past

    Correct Answer
    A. Marley
    Explanation
    Marley is the scariest ghost in appearance because he is depicted as a ghostly figure covered in chains and locks, with a haggard and pale face. This description creates a chilling and eerie image, which contributes to Marley being the scariest ghost in appearance compared to the Ghost of Christmas Past.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. He remembers that he lived there as a boy.
    Explanation
    Scrooge is overwhelmed at the open field he sees when he travels with the Ghost of Christmas Past because he remembers that he lived there as a boy.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. A tear
    Explanation
    The Ghost of Christmas Past saw a tear on Scrooge's cheek. This suggests that Scrooge, who is known for his cold-heartedness and lack of empathy, was deeply moved or touched by something. The tear symbolizes a moment of vulnerability and emotional awakening for Scrooge, indicating that he is capable of feeling compassion and remorse.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Alone and crying
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the young Scrooge is in a state of solitude and sadness, as he is depicted as being alone and crying. This implies that he may be experiencing feelings of loneliness and unhappiness in his current situation.

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  • 15. 

    Who comes to see the young Scrooge in his classroom?

    • A.

      Fan

    • B.

      His sister

    • C.

      Both are true.

    • D.

      Neither are true.

    Correct Answer
    C. Both are true.
    Explanation
    Both Fan and his sister come to see the young Scrooge in his classroom. This suggests that both characters have a significant impact on his life and play a role in shaping his personality and beliefs.

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  • 16. 

    For whom does Scrooge hold admiration (good memories with respect)?

    • A.

      Cratchit

    • B.

      His Father

    • C.

      Fezziwig

    • D.

      The Thin Man

    Correct Answer
    C. Fezziwig
    Explanation
    Scrooge holds admiration for Fezziwig. Fezziwig is depicted as Scrooge's former employer who treated him with kindness and generosity. Scrooge remembers the joyful and festive atmosphere during his time working for Fezziwig, which contrasts with his current miserly and cold behavior. Fezziwig's character represents the importance of compassion and the value of creating a positive work environment, making Scrooge hold admiration for him.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these answers could be true.
    Explanation
    All of these answers could be true because each explanation provides a valid reason for why so many stage directions are given for the dance scene in Fezziwig's business. The first explanation suggests that it is important for the audience to see the happiness of the characters, which can be conveyed through detailed stage directions. The second explanation acknowledges the difficulty in directing a dance scene and the need for specific instructions. The third explanation highlights the significance of the scene in Scrooge's memory and the importance of capturing the joy he once experienced. Therefore, any of these reasons could justify the abundance of stage directions in the dance scene.

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  • 18. 

    How would one describe the scene between the Man and Woman?

    • A.

      Joyful

    • B.

      Unemotional

    • C.

      Tragic

    • D.

      Unimportant

    Correct Answer
    C. Tragic
    Explanation
    The scene between the Man and Woman can be described as tragic. This suggests that the events or interactions between them are characterized by sorrow, suffering, or a sense of great loss. It implies that there may be a significant and devastating outcome or emotional impact within this particular scene.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Regretful
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "regretful." This implies that the old Scrooge is feeling remorse or sadness as he watches the scene between the Man and Woman. It suggests that he may be reflecting on his own past actions or choices and feeling a sense of regret for the way he has lived his life.

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  • 20. 

    Scrooge can see Marley throughout the entire Act I.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      The director does not indicate.

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Scrooge can see Marley throughout the entire Act I" is incorrect. The correct answer is False. This means that Scrooge cannot see Marley throughout the entire Act I. The statement suggests that Marley is present and visible to Scrooge throughout Act I, but the correct answer implies that this is not the case.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. True.
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because it accurately states the order in which Scrooge visits the scenes. The question provides a list of scenes and the answer correctly identifies that Scrooge visits them in the order of a field, a schoolroom, a place of business where he was an apprentice, and a visit with a woman in a mourning dress. Therefore, the answer is true.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. His money
    Explanation
    In the play, the old Scrooge values his money the most. This is evident from his obsession with accumulating wealth and his reluctance to spend or give away any of it. He prioritizes financial gain above all else and is depicted as a miserly character who hoards his money and refuses to help those in need. His attachment to his wealth is a central theme in the play and drives much of the conflict and character development.

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  • 23. 

    How does Scrooge treat his clerk, Bob Cratchit?

    • A.

      Harshly

    • B.

      Kindly

    • C.

      Fearfully

    Correct Answer
    A. Harshly
    Explanation
    Scrooge treats his clerk, Bob Cratchit, harshly. This can be inferred from the context of the question, as Scrooge is often portrayed as a cold and stingy character in Charles Dickens' novel "A Christmas Carol." Throughout the story, Scrooge is shown as being unkind and unsympathetic towards Cratchit, paying him a low wage and showing no concern for his well-being. This harsh treatment is a key aspect of Scrooge's character development and serves as a catalyst for his eventual transformation.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. He was lonely.
    Explanation
    The scenes revisited with the Ghost of Christmas Past show that the young Scrooge was lonely. This is evident from the fact that he is shown as a solitary child, without any friends or companions. The scenes depict him spending most of his time alone, which indicates his isolation and lack of social connections. This loneliness is likely a contributing factor to his later transformation into a bitter and miserly adult.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. He has lost his faith in love and friendship.
    Explanation
    As Scrooge aged, he underwent a significant change in his beliefs and values. He became more cynical and skeptical, losing his faith in love and friendship. This change is evident in his interactions with others, as he becomes more isolated and detached from those around him. Scrooge's loss of faith in love and friendship reflects a deeper transformation in his character, highlighting the negative impact of his greed and selfishness over the years.

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  • 26. 

    Give one example of a special effect in the play.

    Correct Answer
    Marley's head off.
    Explanation
    The special effect in the play is Marley's head being removed from his body. This suggests that there is a scene or moment in the play where Marley's head is detached or decapitated, possibly to depict a supernatural or frightening aspect of the story. This special effect could be achieved through the use of props, makeup, or visual effects to create a realistic and impactful moment on stage.

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  • 27. 

    List one instance (time) when Scrooge was miserly.

    Correct Answer
    With the thin and portly man when they asked for money.
    Explanation
    Scrooge displayed his characteristic miserliness when the thin and portly man approached him for money. This instance showcases Scrooge's unwillingness to part with his wealth, as he refuses to provide financial assistance despite being asked directly. This behavior aligns with Scrooge's reputation as a miser, emphasizing his stinginess and lack of generosity.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    b e
    Explanation
    In a drama, stage directions (b) are used to provide guidance to actors and describe their movements and actions on stage. Additionally, the plot in a drama is primarily developed through action and dialogue (e), as these are the main components of a play. Descriptions of setting (c), narrative point of view (d), and narration (f) are not exclusive to dramas and can be found in other forms of literature as well. The presence of characters (a) and themes (g) is also not unique to dramas. Therefore, the correct answer is b e.

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  • 29. 

    Now use those answers to list what is only in a novel.

    Correct Answer
    d f
  • 30. 

    Now use those answers to list what is in both a drama and a novel.

    Correct Answer
    a c g
    Explanation
    In both a drama and a novel, there can be elements of conflict, character development, and a plot progression. These elements contribute to the overall storytelling experience and help create a narrative that engages the audience or readers. Conflict adds tension and keeps the story moving forward, character development allows the audience to connect with the characters and understand their motivations, and plot progression ensures that there is a clear structure and direction to the story. These shared elements make both dramas and novels compelling forms of storytelling.

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  • 31. 

    Which 2 vocabulary words are exact opposites?

    Correct Answer
    benevolence misanthrope
    Explanation
    The two vocabulary words "benevolence" and "misanthrope" are exact opposites because "benevolence" refers to the quality of being kind and generous towards others, while "misanthrope" refers to a person who dislikes or distrusts humanity and avoids social interaction. Therefore, the two words represent contrasting attitudes towards people, with benevolence representing kindness and misanthrope representing dislike or distrust.

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  • 32. 

    Use 2 other vocabulary words in 1 sentence, showing you know what they mean by the context.

    Correct Answer
    The destitute woman implored me to give her food.
    Explanation
    The woman who was extremely poor and lacking basic necessities pleaded desperately with me to provide her with food.

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  • 33. 

    Write one sentence explained a major theme of this play.

    Correct Answer
    greed
    Explanation
    The major theme of this play is greed, which refers to the intense desire for wealth, power, or material possessions that often leads to immoral or unethical behavior.

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