A Christmas Carol Story: MCQ Trivia Quiz

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A Christmas Carol Story: MCQ Trivia Quiz

Welcome to A Christmas Carol Story quiz. This book by Charles Dickens is a captivating read that tells of the spirit of Christmas, valuing those around us and the consequences. Scrooge is not a people person, and Christmas was not his favorite holiday up until his dead partner’s ghost, along with three other ghosts, appear and make all that change. If you read the book, this quiz is a perfect way to see how much you remember!


Questions and Answers
  • 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 at 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