Oliver Twist Novel Quiz: Trivia Test!

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Have your read Oliver Twist? This novel by Charles Dickens tells about Oliver, an orphan boy who runs away from the orphanage he has called home since birth into London's streets, which introduces him into a world of crime and eventually gives him a peaceful place to call home a family. Have you had the chance to read the book and are looking to refresh your memory. This quiz will be perfect for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Because Oliver asks for more soup, he is _________.

    • A.

      Locked in a room

    • B.

      Not allowed to eat

    • C.

      Given a reward

    • D.

      Sent to the workhouse

    Correct Answer
    A. Locked in a room
    Explanation
    Based on the information given, it can be inferred that Oliver is locked in a room because he asks for more soup. This suggests that he is being punished or restricted in some way, possibly for his request or for some other reason. The other options, such as not being allowed to eat, given a reward, or sent to the workhouse, do not align with the given information and do not provide a logical explanation for why Oliver would be locked in a room.

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  • 2. 

    Oliver attacks Noah Claypool because Noah ____________.

    • A.

      Cries

    • B.

      Is rude to everyone

    • C.

      Pulls his hair

    • D.

      Insults his mother

    Correct Answer
    D. Insults his mother
    Explanation
    Oliver attacks Noah Claypool because Noah insults his mother. This implies that Oliver feels a strong sense of loyalty and protectiveness towards his mother. When Noah insults her, Oliver's emotions are triggered, leading him to physically confront Noah in defense of his mother's honor.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following statements are true about Artful Dodger? 

    • A.

      His name is Jack Dawkins.

    • B.

      He is dressed very nicely.

    • C.

      He is a thief.

    • D.

      He loves Nancy.

    • E.

      He helped Oliver escape from the police.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. His name is Jack Dawkins.
    B. He is dressed very nicely.
    C. He is a thief.
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because the statements "His name is Jack Dawkins," "He is dressed very nicely," and "He is a thief" are all true about Artful Dodger. These statements provide information about his identity, appearance, and occupation. However, there is no information given about his love for Nancy or his involvement in helping Oliver escape from the police.

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  • 4. 

    Fagin lives in a very nice area of London.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Based on the given statement, it is not clear whether Fagin lives in a nice area of London or not. Therefore, we cannot determine the accuracy of the statement, and the correct answer is false.

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  • 5. 

    Mrs. Mann is kind to the children at the workhouse.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Mrs. Mann is kind to the children at the workhouse" is false. This is because the question implies that Mrs. Mann is kind to the children, but the correct answer is false, indicating that she is not kind to them.

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  • 6. 

    After breakfast at Fagin's house, the boys practice picking pockets.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that after having breakfast at Fagin's house, the boys engage in the activity of practicing picking pockets. This implies that the statement is true.

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  • 7. 

    Oliver steals a handkerchief from a man outside a bookshop.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that Oliver steals a handkerchief from a man outside a bookshop. However, there is no evidence or information provided in the question to support this statement. Therefore, we cannot assume that Oliver steals the handkerchief, making the answer "False".

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  • 8. 

    Monks want Oliver killed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Monks want Oliver killed" is false. There is no evidence or context provided to support this claim. Without any further information, it is not possible to determine the intentions of the monks towards Oliver. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 9. 

    The items in Mrs. Bumble's small leather bags are proof of Oliver's identity.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The items in Mrs. Bumble's small leather bags serve as evidence that proves Oliver's identity. This suggests that these bags contain important documents or personal belongings that can confirm Oliver's true identity. Therefore, the statement "The items in Mrs. Bumble's small leather bags are proof of Oliver's identity" is true.

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  • 10. 

    Bill Sikes shoots Nancy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In the novel "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens, Bill Sikes does not shoot Nancy. Instead, he beats her to death with a weapon. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 11. 

    Who trusts Oliver to return his books and money?

    • A.

      Rose

    • B.

      Mr. Brownlow

    • C.

      Fagin

    • D.

      Mr. Grimwig

    Correct Answer
    B. Mr. Brownlow
    Explanation
    Mr. Brownlow trusts Oliver to return his books and money. This is indicated by the fact that Mr. Brownlow allows Oliver to borrow his books and money, suggesting that he believes Oliver is responsible and trustworthy enough to return them.

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  • 12. 

    Who thinks Oliver will steal Mr. Brownlow's books and money and run away?

    • A.

      Rose

    • B.

      Mr. Brownlow

    • C.

      Fagin

    • D.

      Mr. Grimwig

    Correct Answer
    D. Mr. Grimwig
    Explanation
    Mr. Grimwig thinks that Oliver will steal Mr. Brownlow's books and money and run away. This can be inferred from the context that Mr. Grimwig is portrayed as a cynical and suspicious character who has a negative opinion of Oliver. He is skeptical of Oliver's intentions and believes that he is capable of such dishonest actions.

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  • 13. 

    Dr. Losborne saves Oliver from the police

    • A.

      Finding Toby Crackit and the other criminals.

    • B.

      Lying about what he stole.

    • C.

      Helping Oliver hide in the hospital and run away.

    • D.

      Making Mr. Giles confused about whether he saw Oliver with the thieves.

    Correct Answer
    D. Making Mr. Giles confused about whether he saw Oliver with the thieves.
    Explanation
    Dr. Losborne saves Oliver from the police by making Mr. Giles confused about whether he saw Oliver with the thieves. This means that Dr. Losborne creates doubt in Mr. Giles' mind about Oliver's involvement with the criminals. By doing so, he effectively diverts suspicion away from Oliver and helps him evade capture by the police.

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  • 14. 

    What inference can be made about the relationship between Monks and Oliver?

    • A.

      Monks is younger than Oliver.

    • B.

      Monks loves Oliver and wants to help him.

    • C.

      Monks and Oliver have the same father.

    • D.

      Monks doesn't know who Oliver is.

    Correct Answer
    C. Monks and Oliver have the same father.
    Explanation
    The inference that can be made about the relationship between Monks and Oliver is that they have the same father. This can be deduced from the statement "Monks and Oliver have the same father."

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  • 15. 

    Where does Nancy go on Sunday from 11:00 until midnight?

    • A.

      London Bridge

    • B.

      Bill Sikes' house

    • C.

      A hotel

    • D.

      The workhouse

    Correct Answer
    A. London Bridge
    Explanation
    Nancy goes to London Bridge on Sunday from 11:00 until midnight.

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  • 16. 

    Toby Crackit is . . . 

    • A.

      An old man who kidnaps Oliver.

    • B.

      A young boy who helps Oliver.

    • C.

      A thief who breaks into houses.

    • D.

      A man who works at Mr. Brownlow's house.

    Correct Answer
    C. A thief who breaks into houses.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a thief who breaks into houses." This can be inferred from the name "Toby Crackit" which suggests a criminal nature. Additionally, the phrase "breaks into houses" further supports this explanation, indicating that Toby Crackit is involved in illegal activities.

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  • 17. 

    Oliver is shot in his . . . 

    • A.

      Leg

    • B.

      Arm

    • C.

      Stomach

    • D.

      Back

    Correct Answer
    B. Arm
    Explanation
    Oliver being shot in the arm is the correct answer because the question asks where he was shot, and arm is one of the options provided.

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  • 18. 

    Oliver runs upstairs in the house they are robbing . . .

    • A.

      To steal the jewelry.

    • B.

      To warn the people.

    • C.

      To escape from Sikes.

    • D.

      To help Toby.

    Correct Answer
    B. To warn the people.
    Explanation
    Oliver runs upstairs in the house they are robbing to warn the people. This suggests that Oliver has a moral conscience and does not want harm to come to innocent individuals. By running upstairs to warn the people, Oliver is potentially putting himself at risk but prioritizing the safety of others over his own. This action demonstrates Oliver's compassion and empathy towards others, showing that he is not simply motivated by personal gain or self-preservation.

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  • 19. 

    Fagin gives Oliver a book before the robbery attempt. Oliver thinks the book is __________.

    • A.

      Interesting

    • B.

      Funny

    • C.

      Mysterious

    • D.

      Frightening

    Correct Answer
    D. Frightening
    Explanation
    Fagin gives Oliver a book before the robbery attempt, implying that the book might contain information or instructions related to the crime. Oliver's perception of the book as "frightening" suggests that he feels apprehensive or fearful about the potential consequences of the upcoming robbery. The book may contain dark or dangerous content, leading Oliver to associate it with fear and unease.

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  • 20. 

    In chapter 15, Fagin and Monks rush out of the room because Monks thinks he sees __________.

    • A.

      Oliver

    • B.

      Bill Sikes

    • C.

      A shadow

    • D.

      A ghost

    Correct Answer
    C. A shadow
    Explanation
    Fagin and Monks rush out of the room because Monks thinks he sees a shadow. The mention of rushing out of the room suggests a sudden and fearful reaction, indicating that Monks believes he has seen something threatening or alarming. The presence of a shadow can create an eerie and unsettling atmosphere, especially in a context where the characters may be engaged in illicit or secretive activities. Monks' reaction implies that he perceives the shadow as a potential danger, prompting their hasty exit from the room.

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  • 21. 

    Why do Mrs. Maylie ad Rose decide to keep Oliver in their house?

    • A.

      He is young, poor, and they feel sorry for him.

    • B.

      They want the police to catch him.

    • C.

      They think he is running away from his family.

    • D.

      They want to give him a job.

    Correct Answer
    A. He is young, poor, and they feel sorry for him.
    Explanation
    Mrs. Maylie and Rose decide to keep Oliver in their house because he is young, poor, and they feel sorry for him. This suggests that they have compassion for his situation and want to provide him with a safe and caring environment. By extending their help and support, they demonstrate their empathy towards Oliver's plight and their willingness to offer him a better life.

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  • 22. 

    What kind of life does Oliver lead in the country with Rose and Mrs. Maylie?

    • A.

      A sad, lonely life

    • B.

      The life of a poor pickpocket

    • C.

      A noisy, dangerous life

    • D.

      A quiet, calm, life of perfect happiness

    Correct Answer
    D. A quiet, calm, life of perfect happiness
    Explanation
    Oliver leads a quiet and calm life of perfect happiness in the country with Rose and Mrs. Maylie. This suggests that he is no longer subjected to the sadness and loneliness he experienced before. Instead, he is surrounded by love and care, living a peaceful and content life.

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  • 23. 

    Who took Oliver back to Fagin? 

    • A.

      Nancy

    • B.

      Rose

    • C.

      Charley Bates

    • D.

      Bill Sikes

    • E.

      Monks

    • F.

      Mr. Bumble

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Nancy
    D. Bill Sikes
    Explanation
    Nancy took Oliver back to Fagin. This can be inferred from the given options where Nancy and Bill Sikes are the only characters mentioned who could potentially take Oliver back to Fagin. Since Nancy is the correct answer, it can be concluded that she is the one who performed this action.

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  • 24. 

    What work does Oliver do in Fagin's room?

    • A.

      He cooks soup.

    • B.

      He removes labels from handkerchiefs.

    • C.

      He builds coffins.

    • D.

      He polishes gold watches.

    Correct Answer
    B. He removes labels from handkerchiefs.
    Explanation
    In Fagin's room, Oliver's task is to remove labels from handkerchiefs. This implies that Oliver is involved in some sort of illegal activity, as the act of removing labels from handkerchiefs suggests that they are stolen or counterfeit. This answer also aligns with the context of the story, as Oliver Twist is a novel about a young orphan boy who becomes involved in a gang of pickpockets and thieves.

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  • 25. 

    Mr. Grimwig usually says, "I'll eat my ____________."

    Correct Answer
    head
    Explanation
    Mr. Grimwig usually says, "I'll eat my head." This phrase is used to express extreme disbelief or doubt. It is a hyperbolic statement indicating that Mr. Grimwig finds something highly unlikely or impossible. By saying he will eat his head, he emphasizes the absurdity of the situation or statement being discussed.

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  • 26. 

    Why does Sikes kill Nancy?

    • A.

      He thinks she has betrayed him by telling about his crimes.

    • B.

      He thinks she stole his money and gave it to Oliver.

    • C.

      He thinks she has another boyfriend.

    • D.

      He thinks she will leave him and live with Rose.

    Correct Answer
    A. He thinks she has betrayed him by telling about his crimes.
    Explanation
    Sikes kills Nancy because he believes she has betrayed him by revealing his crimes. This suggests that Sikes sees Nancy as a threat to his criminal activities and fears that she may expose him to the authorities. Consequently, he takes the drastic measure of killing her to prevent any potential consequences that may arise from her actions.

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  • 27. 

    How does Mr. Brownlow know Monks?

    • A.

      They used to work together as thieves.

    • B.

      Monks' father was Mr. Brownlow's best friend.

    • C.

      Mr. Brownlow is Monks' father.

    • D.

      They met on a bridge at night.

    Correct Answer
    B. Monks' father was Mr. Brownlow's best friend.
    Explanation
    Mr. Brownlow knows Monks because Monks' father was Mr. Brownlow's best friend. This suggests that their connection is based on a long-standing friendship between Monks' father and Mr. Brownlow.

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  • 28. 

    Who goes to prison? 

    • A.

      Nancy

    • B.

      Oliver

    • C.

      Fagin

    • D.

      The Dodger

    • E.

      Monks

    • F.

      Bill Sikes

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Fagin
    D. The Dodger
    E. Monks
    Explanation
    The question is asking about who goes to prison among the given options. The correct answer is Fagin, the Dodger, and Monks. This implies that Nancy, Oliver, and Bill Sikes do not go to prison.

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  • 29. 

    Oliver goes home with "The Artful Dodger" because . . . 

    • A.

      He is his cousin.

    • B.

      He wants to become a thief.

    • C.

      He offers him some food.

    • D.

      Mr. Bumble makes him go there.

    Correct Answer
    C. He offers him some food.
    Explanation
    Oliver goes home with "The Artful Dodger" because he offers him some food. This implies that Oliver is enticed by the prospect of getting food from "The Artful Dodger," which motivates him to go home with him.

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