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A Christmas Carol
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Where was Charles Dickens born?
When was Charles Dickens born?
What happened to Charles Dickens father when Charles was young?
He was arrested and put into prison for failure to pay a debt
Name some of Dickens most well known novels other than a Christmas Carol
David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations
When did Charles Dickens die?
Where is Charles Dickens buried?
In the Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey
What were some of the jobs that Charles Dickens had?
Warehouse worker, journalist, author
Who was Charles Dickens married to?
How many children did Charles Dickens have?
What was one of the main themes that Charles Dickens wrote about?
Was Charles Dickens successful?
He was one of the most successful authors of his time
What career did Dickens fail in due to his lack of former schooling?
how many novels did Dickens write?
How long has Marley been dead?
what month did Marley die
Scrooge tells Fred that "every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should"...
be boiled in his own pudding and be buried with a stake of holly through his heart
who is Fred?
What did Scrooge hear right before he saw the ghost?
chains dragging and bells ringing
What were Jacob Marley's chains made out of?
cash-boxes, keys, padlocks
What thing did the ghost do that finally scared Scrooge
that he would be met by three spirits
What did Scrooge see when he looked outside the window after Marley's spirit left?
who was the first spirit?
Ghost of Christmas Past
What was the strangest thing about the ghost of Christmas past?
he is a white-robed child like man with hair which hung down his back.
what change has occurred in Scrooge when he says, "remember it? I could walk it with a blindfold!"?
He started to tear up and show emotions other than grumpy and mean
When Fan comes to pick Scrooge up, we learn a reason why Scrooge may have turned out the way he did. What is this reason?
his father became kinder
Who is Belle and why is she important to Scrooge?
She was Scrooges fiance, but but she dumped him when he became greedy.
How does scrooge try to "extinguish the light?" What is the light a symbol of?
taking the extinguisher cap by force and pressing it down on the ghost's head. Scrooge's memories
There sat a jolly giant, glorious to see who bore a glowing ____, in shape not unlike Plenty's horn, and held it up, high up, to shed its light on Scrooge
So ______ hid herself, and in came little Bob, the father, with at least three feet of comforter... and Tiny Tim sat upon his shoulder... [She] didn't like to see him disappointed, if it were only a joke so she came out prematurely from behind the closet door.
Bob said he didn't believe there ever was such a ______ cooked. Its tenderness and flavor, size and cheapness, were the themes of universal admiration.
"Spirit,' said scrooge, with an interest he had never felt before, 'tell me if ______ will live- 'I see a vacant seat,' replied the ghost, ' in the poor chimney-corner, and a crutch without an owner, carefully preserved"
spirit! Are they yours? scrooge could say no more. - "They are Man's,' said the spirit looking down upon them. ' And they cling to me, appealing from their fathers. This boy is ______. This girl is ____. Beware of them both
ignorance (boy) , want (girl)
what is the ghost of Christmas Yet to come like?
a dark phantom
Who are the two characters who have died in Stave 4
Tiny Tim and Scrooge
What does Scrooge promise
To live in the Past, Present, and Future
How does the Ghost of Christmas yet to come leave Scrooge
how does the Spirit of the Future communicate
he only points
When Scrooge is returned to his bedroom and his journey is over, what day is it
What does Scrooge notice and pat with his hand as he goes out to meet the boy with the turkey?
the door knocker
how do the guests at Fred's house act when Scrooge shows up for dinner?
they welcome him
what does Scrooge do to Bob when the clerk shows up for work
gives him a raise
what are the famous last words of the novel?
God bless us, every one!
causing gloom or misery
(adj.) - fat, chubby, round
unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen
extra; more than is needed
never stopping, going on all the time
receiving financial support & instruction in a trade in return for work.
greed; desire for wealth
strong desires or ambitions
friendly and cheerful
a brute; a large monster; a frightful giant
impossible to stop or prevent
in complete agreement
a sickness, illness, disease, disorder
What is Scrooge hesistant to give his clerk?
"There are many things from which I might have derived a good by which I have never profited, I dare say...Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought Christmas time...as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of in the long calendar year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely..."
"I wear the chain I forged in the life...I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it. Is its pattern strange to you?"
"The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence were all my business! The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!"
The Ghost of Christmas Present
" Would you so soon put out, with worldly hands, the light I give? It is not enough that you are one of those whose passions made this cap, and forced me through whole trains of years to wear it love upon my brow!"
The Ghost of Christmas Past
"I went forth last night on compulsion, and I learned a lesson which is working now. Tonight, if you have aught to teach me, let me profit by it."
"He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him in church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant to them to them to remember, upon Christmas Day, who made the lame beggars walk and blind me see."
"Man, if man you be in heart, not adamant, forbear that wicked can't until you have discovered what the surplus is, and where it is. Will you decide what men shall live, what men shall die? It may be that in the sight of Heaven you are more worthless and less fit to live than millions like this poor man's child. O God! To hear the insect on the leaf pronouncing on too much life among his hungry brothers in the dust!"
The Ghost of Christmas Present
"Men's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead...But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it is thus with what you show me!"
"The spirits of all three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. Oh tell me I may sponge away the writing on this stone!"
" I am sorry for him: I couldn't be angry with him if I tried. Who suffered by his ill whims? Himself, always. Here he takes it in his head to dislike us. What is the consequence? He doesn't lose much of a dinner."
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