Oliver Twist Novel Questions: Trivia Quiz

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If you have read Oliver Twist, then take this quiz to answer some questions from the book. This novel follows the story of a poor orphan by forced to run away from the orphanage he calls home after many punishments in search of a better future. His story is full of friendship, losses, and even love. Do you remember the gang he used to run around with and how his life ended up? Take up this interesting quiz and get a refresher on the life of Oliver Twist.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    After Oliver was born, his mother _____.

    • A.

      Died

    • B.

      Sold him

    • C.

      Took him home

    • D.

      Took him to the ‘baby farm’

    Correct Answer
    A. Died
    Explanation
    The given answer "died" is the correct explanation because it is implied that after Oliver was born, his mother passed away. The other options, such as selling him, taking him home, or taking him to a baby farm, do not align with the given information in the question.

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  • 2. 

    The two people present at Oliver’s birth were an old woman and _____.

    • A.

      The beadle

    • B.

      Oliver’s father

    • C.

      A local doctor

    • D.

      A nurse

    Correct Answer
    C. A local doctor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a local doctor." This suggests that during Oliver's birth, there were two people present: an old woman and a local doctor. The presence of a doctor during the birth indicates that it was a formal and potentially medically supervised event.

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  • 3. 

    Oliver’s mother in the workhouse _____.

    • A.

      Since she was a girl

    • B.

      For two years

    • C.

      For one night

    • D.

      For one year

    Correct Answer
    C. For one night
    Explanation
    Oliver's mother in the workhouse was there for one night.

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  • 4. 

    Oliver cried when he left the ‘baby farm’ because he _____.

    • A.

      Loved Mrs Mann

    • B.

      Didn’t want to go

    • C.

      Was a fool

    • D.

      Was leaving his friends

    Correct Answer
    D. Was leaving his friends
    Explanation
    Oliver cried when he left the 'baby farm' because he was leaving his friends.

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  • 5. 

    Oliver and _____ rolled around on the floor all day at the ‘baby farm’

    • A.

      Mrs Mann

    • B.

      Thirty children

    • C.

      The beadle

    • D.

      Thirteen children

    Correct Answer
    B. Thirty children
    Explanation
    Oliver and thirty children rolled around on the floor all day at the 'baby farm'. This suggests that Oliver was not alone in engaging in this activity, but rather was accompanied by a large group of children. The phrase "thirty children" indicates the specific number of children involved in this playful activity.

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  • 6. 

    Oliver was sent to a ‘baby farm’ because _____.

    • A.

      the workhouse was closed

    • B.

      There was no one to look after him

    • C.

      his mother was ill

    • D.

      The workhouse was too cold

    Correct Answer
    B. There was no one to look after him
    Explanation
    Oliver was sent to a 'baby farm' because there was no one to look after him. This suggests that there was no one available or willing to take care of Oliver, so he was sent to a place where he could receive the necessary care and attention.

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  • 7. 

    Oliver thought that Fagin had _____.

    • A.

      An ugly face

    • B.

      A kind face

    • C.

      A big face

    • D.

      A dirty face

    Correct Answer
    A. An ugly face
    Explanation
    Oliver thought that Fagin had an ugly face. This suggests that Oliver perceived Fagin's facial features as unattractive or displeasing.

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  • 8. 

    All the local shop-boys had insulted Noah Claypole because he _____.

    • A.

      Was friends with Charlotte

    • B.

      Had a large head

    • C.

      Worked for the undertaker

    • D.

      Wore the uniform of a charity-boy

    Correct Answer
    D. Wore the uniform of a charity-boy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wore the uniform of a charity-boy." This suggests that the local shop-boys insulted Noah Claypole because he was wearing the uniform of a charity-boy. This could imply that they were mocking him for being associated with charity or for not being able to afford better clothing.

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  • 9. 

    _____ gave Oliver his name.

    • A.

      Noah Claypole

    • B.

      Mr Bumble

    • C.

      Mr Limbkins

    • D.

      Mr Sowerberry

    Correct Answer
    B. Mr Bumble
    Explanation
    Mr Bumble gave Oliver his name because he was the one who named him after discovering him at the workhouse.

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  • 10. 

    At the age of nine Oliver was _____ for his age.

    • A.

      Pale, thin and short

    • B.

      Tall and healthy

    • C.

      Large and heavy

    • D.

      Clever

    Correct Answer
    A. Pale, thin and short
    Explanation
    The phrase "for his age" indicates that the answer should describe Oliver's physical appearance in relation to what is typical or expected for someone his age. Out of the given options, "pale, thin and short" best fits this description as it suggests that Oliver's appearance is not typical or healthy for a nine-year-old.

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  • 11. 

    There was a notice on the wall which offered five pounds to anyone who _____.

    • A.

      Could find Oliver Twist’s father

    • B.

      Was clever

    • C.

      Would take Oliver Twist for work

    • D.

      Wanted to live in the workhouse

    Correct Answer
    C. Would take Oliver Twist for work
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would take Oliver Twist for work". This means that the notice on the wall was offering five pounds to anyone who was willing to employ or hire Oliver Twist for work.

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  • 12. 

    In the workhouse, Oliver was chosen by the other boys to _____.

    • A.

      Ask for more food

    • B.

      Wash the bowls

    • C.

      Sleep on a hard bed

    • D.

      Start work at six

    Correct Answer
    A. Ask for more food
    Explanation
    In the workhouse, Oliver was chosen by the other boys to ask for more food. This suggests that Oliver may have been seen as someone who was brave enough to speak up and ask for what they needed. It also implies that the other boys trusted Oliver to represent their interests and advocate for them. This choice may also indicate that Oliver was perceived as someone who was not afraid to challenge authority and stand up for himself and others.

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  • 13. 

    Oliver stayed as a prisoner for _____ before he went to work for the undertaker.

    • A.

      A week

    • B.

      Two weeks

    • C.

      A month

    • D.

      Two months

    Correct Answer
    A. A week
    Explanation
    Oliver stayed as a prisoner for a week before he went to work for the undertaker. This means that he was imprisoned for a period of seven days before he started working for the undertaker.

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  • 14. 

    Mrs Bedwin was the housekeeper for _____.

    • A.

      Mr Bumble

    • B.

      Mr Fang

    • C.

      Mr Brownlow

    • D.

      Mrs Maylie

    Correct Answer
    C. Mr Brownlow
    Explanation
    Mrs Bedwin was the housekeeper for Mr Brownlow.

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  • 15. 

    Bill Sikes had a _____ around his neck.

    • A.

      Dirty handkerchief

    • B.

      Beautiful silk scarf

    • C.

      Silk handkerchief

    • D.

      White scarf

    Correct Answer
    A. Dirty handkerchief
    Explanation
    Bill Sikes had a dirty handkerchief around his neck. This suggests that Bill Sikes is not a clean or tidy individual. The use of the word "dirty" implies that the handkerchief is unclean and possibly unkempt, reflecting Bill Sikes' rough and untidy nature.

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  • 16. 

    ‘I only tried to frighten you, my dear.‘

    • A.

      Bill Sikes

    • B.

      Fagin

    • C.

      The Dodger

    • D.

      Charley Bates

    Correct Answer
    B. Fagin
    Explanation
    In this quote, the speaker is admitting that they only intended to scare the person they are speaking to. The character who says this line is Fagin.

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  • 17. 

    ‘Every Sunday night, between eleven and twelve, I will walk on London Bridge if I am alive.’

    • A.

      Rose

    • B.

      Dr Losberne

    • C.

      Oliver

    • D.

      Nancy

    Correct Answer
    D. Nancy
    Explanation
    Nancy is the correct answer because the statement implies that the person who walks on London Bridge every Sunday night is alive. Since Nancy is the only person mentioned in the options, it can be inferred that she is the one being referred to in the statement.

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  • 18. 

    ‘I’d recognize him anywhere.’

    • A.

      Monks

    • B.

      Fagin

    • C.

      Harry Maylie

    • D.

      Rose

    Correct Answer
    A. Monks
    Explanation
    The phrase "I'd recognize him anywhere" suggests that the speaker is confident in their ability to identify a specific person. Out of the given options, Monks is the most likely correct answer because the statement implies a familiarity with this particular individual. The other options, Fagin, Harry Maylie, and Rose, do not have the same level of recognition indicated in the phrase.

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  • 19. 

    ‘But he’s so young, too! Can you really believe this poor boy is a criminal?’

    • A.

      Fagin

    • B.

      Dr Losberne

    • C.

      Rose

    • D.

      Mrs Maylie

    Correct Answer
    C. Rose
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Rose. The statement suggests that there is a poor boy who is being accused of being a criminal, and the speaker is expressing disbelief due to the boy's young age. Out of the given options, Rose is the most likely candidate to express such concern and doubt about the boy's guilt.

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  • 20. 

    ‘But it’s a good life. What does it matter where the money comes from?’

    • A.

      Bill Sikes

    • B.

      Oliver

    • C.

      Fagin

    • D.

      The Dodger

    Correct Answer
    D. The Dodger
    Explanation
    The given quote suggests that the speaker believes that as long as life is good, it doesn't matter where the money comes from. This statement reflects the Dodger's mindset, as he is a street-smart and cunning character who is involved in criminal activities. He sees money as a means to a good life, regardless of its source. This attitude highlights the Dodger's moral ambiguity and his willingness to overlook the ethical implications of his actions in pursuit of personal gain.

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  • 21. 

    ‘Are they trying to murder you, Fagin?’

    • A.

      Nancy

    • B.

      Oliver

    • C.

      Bill Sikes

    • D.

      Charley Bates

    Correct Answer
    C. Bill Sikes
    Explanation
    In the given question, Nancy asks Fagin if someone is trying to murder him. The correct answer is Bill Sikes because he is known to be a violent and ruthless character in the story of Oliver Twist. Bill Sikes is involved in criminal activities and has a history of aggression, making him a likely suspect for such a question.

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  • 22. 

    ‘You’ll sleep here, among the coffins.’

    • A.

      Noah Claypole

    • B.

      Mrs Sowerberry

    • C.

      Oliver

    • D.

      Mr Bumble

    Correct Answer
    B. Mrs Sowerberry
    Explanation
    In this statement, Mrs Sowerberry is telling someone that they will sleep among the coffins. This suggests that Mrs Sowerberry is associated with a funeral parlor or undertaker's business, where the coffins are kept. Noah Claypole, Oliver, and Mr Bumble are not mentioned in relation to this setting or activity, so they are unlikely to be the correct answer. Therefore, the correct answer is Mrs Sowerberry.

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  • 23. 

    Oliver first met Monks _____.

    • A.

      When visiting Fagin

    • B.

      In Mrs Maylie’s garden

    • C.

      In London

    • D.

      Outside the pub

    Correct Answer
    D. Outside the pub
    Explanation
    Oliver first met Monks outside the pub. This implies that their initial encounter took place in a location that is not specified further.

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  • 24. 

    Mr Bumble asked _____ to marry him

    • A.

      Charlotte

    • B.

      Mrs Sowerberry

    • C.

      Mrs Mann

    • D.

      Mrs Corney

    Correct Answer
    D. Mrs Corney
    Explanation
    Mr Bumble asked Mrs Corney to marry him.

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  • 25. 

    A small ornamental case, worn on a chain around the neck.

    • A.

      Identity

    • B.

      Locket

    • C.

      handkerchief

    • D.

      Illegitimate

    Correct Answer
    B. Locket
    Explanation
    A locket is a small ornamental case that is typically worn on a chain around the neck. It is used to hold a small item of sentimental value, such as a photograph or a lock of hair. The other options, identity, handkerchief, and illegitimate, do not fit the given definition of a locket.

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  • 26. 

    To take hold of something violently.

    • A.

      Seize

    • B.

      Swing

    • C.

      Strike

    • D.

      Stick

    Correct Answer
    A. Seize
    Explanation
    The word "seize" means to take hold of something forcefully or violently. It implies a strong and sudden action, suggesting a firm grip or control over the object. The other options, such as "swing," "strike," and "stick," do not convey the same meaning of forcefully grabbing or taking hold of something. Therefore, "seize" is the correct answer.

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  • 27. 

    A person who prepares the dead for burial.

    • A.

      servant

    • B.

      Pawnbroker

    • C.

      Undertaker

    • D.

      Housekeeper

    Correct Answer
    C. Undertaker
    Explanation
    An undertaker is a person who prepares the dead for burial. They are responsible for embalming, dressing, and arranging the deceased for the funeral service. This profession requires a deep understanding of funeral customs and practices, as well as compassion and sensitivity towards grieving families. Undertakers play a crucial role in ensuring that the deceased are respectfully and appropriately prepared for their final journey.

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  • 28. 

    ‘I can never call you aunt. You’ll always be my own dear sister!’

    • A.

      Oliver

    • B.

      Rose

    • C.

      Mr Brownlow

    • D.

      Mr Bumble

    Correct Answer
    A. Oliver
    Explanation
    Oliver is the correct answer because he is the one expressing the sentiment of not being able to call someone "aunt" and instead referring to them as a dear sister. This suggests a close familial relationship and indicates that Oliver feels a strong bond with this person.

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  • 29. 

    ‘I will admit everything – in front of witnesses, if necessary.’

    • A.

      Fagin

    • B.

      Bill Sikes

    • C.

      Monks

    • D.

      Noah Claypole

    Correct Answer
    C. Monks
    Explanation
    Monks is the correct answer because he is willing to admit everything in front of witnesses if necessary. This suggests that he is not afraid of facing the consequences of his actions and is willing to take responsibility for them. Fagin, Bill Sikes, and Noah Claypole are not mentioned in relation to admitting everything in front of witnesses, so they are not the correct answer.

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  • 30. 

    ‘I once thought that he was a liar and a thief.’

    • A.

      Mr Brownlow

    • B.

      Mr Bumble

    • C.

      Mrs Maylie

    • D.

      Dr Losberne

    Correct Answer
    A. Mr Brownlow
    Explanation
    Based on the given statement, "I once thought that he was a liar and a thief," it implies that the speaker's perception of someone has changed. The correct answer, Mr Brownlow, is most likely the person being referred to because he is the one who was initially thought to be dishonest.

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  • 31. 

    Nancy went to see Rose to tell her _____.

    • A.

      Monks was Oliver’s brother

    • B.

      Bill Sikes was going to kill her

    • C.

      Oliver was a thief

    • D.

      Fagin wanted Oliver’s inheritance

    Correct Answer
    A. Monks was Oliver’s brother
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that Nancy went to see Rose to inform her that Monks was Oliver's brother. This implies that Nancy had some important information about Oliver's family background and wanted to share it with Rose.

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  • 32. 

    Mrs Maylie said that Harry could not marry Rose because _____.

    • A.

      Of her doubtful birth

    • B.

      She was too young for him

    • C.

      She was going to marry someone else

    • D.

      She didn’t like him

    Correct Answer
    A. Of her doubtful birth
    Explanation
    Mrs Maylie said that Harry could not marry Rose because of her doubtful birth. This suggests that there may be some uncertainty or suspicion surrounding Rose's parentage or family background, which could potentially be a barrier to their marriage. Mrs Maylie may have concerns about Rose's social status or reputation, and believes that this would not be suitable for Harry.

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  • 33. 

    Bill Sikes needed Oliver to _____ so that he could steal from Mrs Maylie’s house.

    • A.

      Climb over the wall

    • B.

      Ask the servants to open the door

    • C.

      Ring the doorbell

    • D.

      Climb through a small window

    Correct Answer
    D. Climb through a small window
    Explanation
    Bill Sikes needed Oliver to climb through a small window so that he could steal from Mrs Maylie's house. This suggests that the small window was the only accessible entry point for Sikes to carry out his theft. By having Oliver climb through the small window, Sikes could gain entry without alerting anyone or drawing attention to their illegal activities.

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  • 34. 

    Mr. Sowerberry decided to train Oliver in the undertaking business because _____.  

    • A.

      Noah Claypole wasn’t good enough

    • B.

      He was sad

    • C.

      Lots of people died

    • D.

      He liked him

    Correct Answer
    B. He was sad
    Explanation
    Mr. Sowerberry decided to train Oliver in the undertaking business because he was sad. This suggests that Mr. Sowerberry saw Oliver's sadness and vulnerability as an opportunity to exploit him for his own gain. By training Oliver in the undertaking business, Mr. Sowerberry could use him for funerals and make a profit.

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  • 35. 

    To steal someone away by force.

    • A.

      Seize

    • B.

      Ruin

    • C.

      Kidnap

    • D.

      Commit

    Correct Answer
    C. Kidnap
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "kidnap." Kidnapping refers to the act of forcefully taking someone away without their consent. It involves seizing or capturing a person against their will, often with the intention of holding them for ransom or for other malicious purposes. The other options, seize, ruin, and commit, do not accurately capture the specific meaning of forcibly taking someone away, making them incorrect choices.

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  • 36. 

    To walk or move unsteadily as if about to fall.

    • A.

      Swing

    • B.

      Stagger

    • C.

      Jerk

    • D.

      Seize

    Correct Answer
    B. Stagger
    Explanation
    Stagger means to walk or move unsteadily as if about to fall. It implies a lack of balance or stability, often due to weakness, intoxication, or dizziness. The word "swing" refers to a back and forth movement, "jerk" means to move suddenly and sharply, and "seize" means to grab or take hold of something forcibly. None of these words accurately capture the meaning of "to walk or move unsteadily as if about to fall," making "stagger" the correct answer.

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  • 37. 

    A kind of former police officer who deals with the poor people of a district.

    • A.

      Beadle

    • B.

      Magistrate

    • C.

      Gentleman

    • D.

      Master

    Correct Answer
    A. Beadle
    Explanation
    A beadle is a kind of former police officer who deals with the poor people of a district. They often have a role in law enforcement and maintaining order in the community.

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  • 38. 

    Similarity

    • A.

      Identity

    • B.

      Reluctant

    • C.

      Resemblance

    • D.

      Spirit

    Correct Answer
    C. Resemblance
    Explanation
    The correct answer is resemblance. This is because "resemblance" means the state of being similar or alike in appearance or nature, which aligns with the given word "similarity". The other options, "reluctant", "spirit", and "identity", do not directly relate to the concept of similarity.

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  • 39. 

    Fagin told Oliver that the papers Monks gave him were _____.

    • A.

      Under the bed in his prison cell

    • B.

      In Bill Sikes’ house

    • C.

      In Mrs Maylie’s garden

    • D.

      In a bag up his chimney

    Correct Answer
    D. In a bag up his chimney
    Explanation
    Fagin informed Oliver that the papers given to him by Monks were hidden in a bag up his chimney.

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  • 40. 

    Oliver discovered that his father _____.

    • A.

      Died before he was born

    • B.

      Left him

    • C.

      Didn’t love his mother

    • D.

      Didn’t love him

    Correct Answer
    A. Died before he was born
    Explanation
    Oliver discovered that his father died before he was born. This means that Oliver's father passed away prior to Oliver's birth, indicating that Oliver never had the opportunity to meet or know his father.

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