Nicholas Nickleby

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  • 1. 

    Madeline is ______________.

    • A.

      Mysterious and beautiful

    • B.

      An ugly rich old man

    • C.

      A friendly and kind twin

    • D.

      The one-eyed schoolmaster at Dotheboys

    Correct Answer
    A. Mysterious and beautiful
    Explanation
    Madeline is described as mysterious and beautiful. This suggests that she has an air of intrigue and allure about her, captivating those around her with her enigmatic nature. Additionally, her beauty adds to her overall appeal, making her an intriguing and attractive individual.

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  • 2. 

    Mr. Ralph Nickleby _____________________. (Check all that are true) 

    • A.

      Had never married

    • B.

      Had no friends

    • C.

      Was unpopular with his neighbors

    • D.

      Was rich

    • E.

      Was a kind man

    • F.

      Was a schoolmaster

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Had never married
    B. Had no friends
    C. Was unpopular with his neighbors
    D. Was rich
    Explanation
    The correct answer options indicate that Mr. Ralph Nickleby had never married, had no friends, was unpopular with his neighbors, and was rich. There is no information given in the question about him being a kind man or a schoolmaster.

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  • 3. 

    Mr. Nickleby is very sad when he hears his brother had died. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Mr. Nickleby is not sad when he hears his brother had died.

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  • 4. 

    Who was Mr. Nickleby's clerk?

    • A.

      Newman Noggs

    • B.

      Jamie Bell

    • C.

      Ned Cheeryble

    • D.

      Mulberry Hawk

    Correct Answer
    A. Newman Noggs
    Explanation
    Mr. Nickleby's clerk was Newman Noggs.

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  • 5. 

    How does Mrs. Nickleby think her husband died?

    • A.

      Of a broken heart

    • B.

      Of a broken neck

    • C.

      From drinking poison

    • D.

      From being hit by a car

    Correct Answer
    A. Of a broken heart
    Explanation
    Mrs. Nickleby believes that her husband died of a broken heart. This suggests that she believes his death was caused by extreme emotional distress or grief. It implies that he suffered greatly from some kind of emotional trauma or loss, which ultimately led to his demise. This explanation aligns with the common belief that intense emotional pain can have physical effects on the body, potentially leading to serious health issues or even death.

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  • 6. 

    How old was Nicholas when he got his first job?

    • A.

      19

    • B.

      17

    • C.

      13

    • D.

      23

    Correct Answer
    A. 19
    Explanation
    Nicholas got his first job at the age of 19.

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  • 7. 

    To whom did Squeers give all the boys' clothes?

    • A.

      Wackford

    • B.

      Nicholas

    • C.

      Newman

    • D.

      Mrs. Squeers

    Correct Answer
    A. Wackford
    Explanation
    Squeers gave all the boys' clothes to Wackford.

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  • 8. 

    What does Fanny like about Nicholas? (Check all that are true).

    • A.

      His smile

    • B.

      His legs

    • C.

      His eyes

    • D.

      His ears

    • E.

      His nose

    • F.

      His arms

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. His smile
    B. His legs
    C. His eyes
    Explanation
    Fanny likes Nicholas for his smile, legs, and eyes. These physical attributes seem to be appealing to her and contribute to her attraction towards him.

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  • 9. 

    To Who do Nicholas and Smirke go after running away from Dotheboys Hall?

    • A.

      Newman Noggs

    • B.

      Miss La Creevy

    • C.

      John Browdie

    • D.

      William Roberts

    Correct Answer
    A. Newman Noggs
    Explanation
    After running away from Dotheboys Hall, Nicholas and Smirke go to Newman Noggs. This can be inferred from the information provided in the question.

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  • 10. 

    Miss La Creevy shows Nicholas where his mother and sister were living. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Miss La Creevy shows Nicholas where his mother and sister were living. This statement implies that Miss La Creevy indeed showed Nicholas the location where his mother and sister resided. Therefore, the answer "True" accurately reflects the information provided.

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  • 11. 

    Nicholas told Mr. Nickleby, "I leave my family to you, sir. But I promise--if anything bad happens to them, you'll be___________________."

    • A.

      Punished

    • B.

      Sorry

    • C.

      In big trouble

    • D.

      Killed

    Correct Answer
    A. Punished
    Explanation
    In this statement, Nicholas is entrusting his family to Mr. Nickleby and warning him that if anything bad happens to them, he will face consequences. The word "punished" implies that Mr. Nickleby will be held accountable and face some form of retribution or penalty for any harm that comes to Nicholas's family.

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  • 12. 

    Who wants to marry Kate?

    • A.

      Sir Mulberry Hawk

    • B.

      Newman Noggs

    • C.

      John Browdie

    • D.

      Sire Jesper Conright

    Correct Answer
    A. Sir Mulberry Hawk
    Explanation
    Sir Mulberry Hawk wants to marry Kate.

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  • 13. 

    How many men does Nicholas see talking about Kate when he goes to a hotel coffee-room?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    A. 4
    Explanation
    Nicholas sees 4 men talking about Kate when he goes to the hotel coffee-room.

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  • 14. 

    Tim and Charles Cheeryble give Nicholas a job in the______________________.

    • A.

      Counting house

    • B.

      School

    • C.

      Dressmaker's shop

    • D.

      Church office

    Correct Answer
    A. Counting house
    Explanation
    Tim and Charles Cheeryble give Nicholas a job in the counting house. This suggests that they have hired him to work in a place where financial transactions and bookkeeping are carried out. The counting house is typically associated with banking or business activities, indicating that Nicholas has been given a position of responsibility in a professional setting.

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  • 15. 

    With whom does Nicholas fight? (Check all that are true).

    • A.

      Sir Mulberry Hawk

    • B.

      Mr. Squeers

    • C.

      Ralph Nickleby

    • D.

      Mr. Cheeryble

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Sir Mulberry Hawk
    B. Mr. Squeers
    Explanation
    Nicholas fights with Sir Mulberry Hawk and Mr. Squeers. Both of these characters play antagonistic roles in the story. Sir Mulberry Hawk is a wealthy and influential man who takes pleasure in tormenting others, including Nicholas. Mr. Squeers, on the other hand, is a cruel schoolmaster who mistreats and abuses his students, including Nicholas when he works as a teacher at his school. These conflicts with both characters contribute to Nicholas' journey and development throughout the story.

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  • 16. 

    Who does Nicholas meet at the job office?

    • A.

      Mr. Cheeryble

    • B.

      Mr. Squeers

    • C.

      Mr. La Creevy

    • D.

      Mr. Hawk

    Correct Answer
    A. Mr. Cheeryble
    Explanation
    Nicholas meets Mr. Cheeryble at the job office.

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  • 17. 

    How did John Browdie help Smirke escape from Snawley's house?

    • A.

      He pretended to be sick

    • B.

      He fought with Squeers

    • C.

      He called the police

    • D.

      He gave Smirke some new clothes

    Correct Answer
    A. He pretended to be sick
    Explanation
    John Browdie helped Smirke escape from Snawley's house by pretending to be sick. This diversion allowed Browdie to create a distraction and draw attention away from Smirke, giving him the opportunity to escape unnoticed. By feigning illness, Browdie cleverly manipulated the situation and successfully assisted Smirke in his escape.

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  • 18. 

    After Nicholas sees a young lady thanking Mr. Cheeryble, he realizes that ______________.

    • A.

      He loves the lady

    • B.

      He must leave the town

    • C.

      Mr. Cheeryble is an unhappy man

    • D.

      The young lady works for Mr. Cheeryble

    Correct Answer
    A. He loves the lady
    Explanation
    After Nicholas sees a young lady thanking Mr. Cheeryble, he realizes that he loves the lady. This can be inferred from the fact that Nicholas's realization comes after witnessing the interaction between the young lady and Mr. Cheeryble. The act of thanking Mr. Cheeryble may have sparked feelings of affection in Nicholas towards the lady, leading him to realize his love for her.

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  • 19. 

    Why did Sir Mulberry Hawk leave London?

    • A.

      He was embarrassed about his fight with Nicholas

    • B.

      He was ready for a less crowded city

    • C.

      He was in a lot of debt and needed to escape the police

    • D.

      He was looking for a woman he could marry

    Correct Answer
    A. He was embarrassed about his fight with Nicholas
    Explanation
    Sir Mulberry Hawk left London because he was embarrassed about his fight with Nicholas. This suggests that the fight had a significant impact on his reputation and social standing, leading him to leave the city in order to avoid further embarrassment and scrutiny.

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  • 20. 

    Mr. Cheeryble doesn't want Madeline's father to know he is giving her money because

    • A.

      Madeline's father knows his dead wife and Mrs. Cheeryble used to love each other.

    • B.

      Madeline's father doesn't want Madeline to take money from anybody; he wants her to work for her money.

    • C.

      Mr. Cheeryble gets money by stealing from other people.

    • D.

      Madeline's father wants Madeline to get money from a richer person.

    Correct Answer
    A. Madeline's father knows his dead wife and Mrs. Cheeryble used to love each other.
    Explanation
    Mr. Cheeryble doesn't want Madeline's father to know he is giving her money because her father knows about the past love between his deceased wife and Mrs. Cheeryble. This suggests that there may be unresolved emotions or tensions between them, making it uncomfortable for Mr. Cheeryble to reveal his financial support for Madeline. It also implies that Madeline's father may not approve of their relationship and could potentially react negatively to Mr. Cheeryble's involvement in Madeline's life.

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  • 21. 

    Madeline is very good at ___________________.

    • A.

      Painting

    • B.

      Singing

    • C.

      Dancing

    • D.

      Swimming

    Correct Answer
    A. Painting
    Explanation
    Madeline possesses exceptional skills in painting. She is highly proficient in this artistic form and demonstrates great talent and ability in creating visual art.

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  • 22. 

    Madeline wants to marry Arthur Gride

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Madeline does not want to marry Arthur Gride.

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  • 23. 

    What happens after Mr. Bray dies? (Check all that are true)

    • A.

      Nicholas and Kate took Madeline home with them to take care of her

    • B.

      Ralph Nickleby tried to stop Nicholas and Kate from taking Madeline

    • C.

      Ralph Nickleby's housekeeper stole his business papers

    • D.

      Arthur Gride told his housekeeper about food arrangements

    • E.

      Arthur Gride and Ralph Nickleby arrived at Mr. Bray's apartment

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Nicholas and Kate took Madeline home with them to take care of her
    B. Ralph Nickleby tried to stop Nicholas and Kate from taking Madeline
    C. Ralph Nickleby's housekeeper stole his business papers
    Explanation
    After Mr. Bray dies, Nicholas and Kate took Madeline home with them to take care of her. Ralph Nickleby, however, tried to stop Nicholas and Kate from taking Madeline. Additionally, Ralph Nickleby's housekeeper stole his business papers.

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  • 24. 

    What does Madeline own but she doesn't know about it?

    • A.

      A house

    • B.

      A horse carriage

    • C.

      A dressmaker shop

    • D.

      New cloths

    Correct Answer
    A. A house
    Explanation
    Madeline owns a house without her knowledge. This implies that she is unaware of her ownership of the property.

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  • 25. 

    What did the doctor tell Nicholas would cure Smirke?

    • A.

      Fresh country air

    • B.

      Finding his family

    • C.

      A new young dog

    • D.

      Taking expensive medicine every day

    Correct Answer
    A. Fresh country air
    Explanation
    The doctor told Nicholas that fresh country air would cure Smirke. This suggests that the doctor believed that being in a natural environment away from the city would have a positive effect on Smirke's health. Fresh country air is often associated with being cleaner and less polluted than city air, which could potentially benefit someone's overall well-being.

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  • 26. 

    Peg Sliderskew, Gride's housekeeper, liked Mr. Gride. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Peg Sliderskew, Gride's housekeeper, liked Mr. Gride. However, the correct answer is False, indicating that Peg Sliderskew did not like Mr. Gride.

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  • 27. 

    Smirk asks Nicholas for forgiveness because____________________________.

    • A.

      Smirk was in love with Nicholas' sister

    • B.

      Smirk stole money from Nicholas

    • C.

      Smirk told Ralph Nickleby how to find Nicholas

    • D.

      Smirk was always so unhappy

    Correct Answer
    A. Smirk was in love with Nicholas' sister
    Explanation
    Smirk asks Nicholas for forgiveness because he was in love with Nicholas' sister. This suggests that Smirk may have done something to hurt or betray Nicholas in relation to his feelings for his sister. By asking for forgiveness, Smirk acknowledges his wrongdoing and expresses remorse for his actions, possibly hoping to repair their relationship and make amends for any pain he may have caused.

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  • 28. 

    Brooker tells Ralph Nickleby, "You tried to punish your nephew, but you _______________ instead."

    • A.

      Killed your own child

    • B.

      Hurt yourself

    • C.

      Helped your nephew

    • D.

      Made everybody hate you

    Correct Answer
    A. Killed your own child
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that Ralph Nickleby's attempt to punish his nephew resulted in the death of his own child. This implies that his actions had unintended consequences and ultimately led to a tragic outcome for his own family.

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  • 29. 

    What happened to Ralph Nickleby at the end of the book?

    • A.

      He hanged himself

    • B.

      He was killed by Nicholas

    • C.

      He left England forever

    • D.

      He married his old housekeeper

    Correct Answer
    A. He hanged himself
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Ralph Nickleby hanged himself. This implies that Ralph, facing the consequences of his actions and overwhelmed by his guilt and despair, chose to end his own life. This ending serves as a tragic conclusion to his character arc, highlighting the destructive nature of his greed and cruelty throughout the book.

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  • 30. 

    Which couples get married at the end of the book? (Check all that are true)

    • A.

      Nicholas and Madeline

    • B.

      Frank and Kate

    • C.

      Tim and Miss La Creevy

    • D.

      Ralph and Mrs. Nickleby

    • E.

      Newman and Tilda

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Nicholas and Madeline
    B. Frank and Kate
    C. Tim and Miss La Creevy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Nicholas and Madeline, Frank and Kate, Tim and Miss La Creevy. This means that at the end of the book, Nicholas and Madeline, Frank and Kate, and Tim and Miss La Creevy all get married.

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