A Christmas Carol

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1. 'A Christmas Carol' is a ...?

a. novella

b. novel

c. poem


2. How many ghosts/spirits are there?

a, 3

b. 5

c. 4


3, Dickens wrote 'A Christmas Carol' in 1843. Which kind of stories did Victorian families like to share at Christmas time?

a. religious tales

b. ghost stories

c. romantic stories


4. Who is Marley?

a. Scrooge's old business partner

b. Scrooge's nephew

c. Scrooge's dog


5. What does this quote tell us about Scrooge?

a. He is well dressed & rich

b. He is cold hearted

c. He doesn't have enough coal


6. What does this quote tell us about Scrooge?


a. Scrooge is hungry

b. Scrooge is good fun

c. Scrooge is bad tempered & cruel


7. Victorian England was a time of great social injustice. How many children in 1861 (under the age of 12) lived in a Workhouse?

a. 35,000

b. 10,000

c. 5,000


8. Which character speaks these words?

a. Bob Cratchit

b. Marley

c. Belle


9. Which Ghost/Spirit is this?


a. The Ghost of Christmas Present

b. The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come

c. The Ghost of Christmas Past


10. What does 'genial' mean?


a. Cheerful

b. Healthy

c. Bearded


11.What do the characters Want & Ignorance represent?

a. Redemption

b. Childhood

c. Social injustice


12. Which literary technique does Dickens use in this quote?


a. Metaphor

b. Simile

c. Pathetic Fallacy


13. Which two literary techniques does Dickens use in this quote?


a. Simile & personification

b. Metaphor & pathetic fallacy

c. Personification & pathetic fallacy


14. Fill in the missing word

"There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as ..."


15. Fill in the missing word

"I wear the chain I forged in ..."


16 Fill in the missing word

"I will honour Christmas in my ..., & try to keep it all the year."


17. Fill in the missing word

'Old Marley was as dead as a ..."


18. This is an anagram of which character?


19. This is an anagram of which character?


20. Which character is redeemed at the end ?

a. Tiny Tim

b. Scrooge

c. Belle




What are you?

  • A high flying star on the top of the tree?

  • Fabulous sparkly tinsel?

  • A bauble?

  • An unopened present under the tree?

Thank you for playing & have a fabulous week.


See you soon Brigid

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