December 13

“A Christmas Carol” Act 2 Study Guide Answers

“A Christmas Carol” Act 2 Study Guide Answers

“A Christmas Carol” Act 2 Study Guide

  • Main theme: You are never too old to change. 
  • What is special about the Cratchit’s, even though they are poor? They are happy and enjoy being together.
  • What is Scrooge’s first reaction when seeing Cratchit’s family with the Ghost of Christmas Present? He thinks he is foolish for having such a large family.
  • How did Tiny Tim inspire Scrooge to change? He showed him what it meant to be grateful, happy, and content.
  • Why is Cratchit able to work with Scrooge? What are some of his qualities? What does he do to show how he feels about Scrooge? He is forgiving and generous. He toasts to Scrooge at his Christmas dinner. 
  • Why does Fred feel sorry for his uncle? Because nobody suffers by his ill whims, but himself. Also, because he reminds him of his mother.
  • How do we know that Scrooge has changed? When he promises to live with all the lessons taught by the past, present, and future. 
  • How does Scrooge show that he has changed to be more generous with his money? He gives Cratchit a pay raise. 
  • What do the three businessmen do at Scrooge’s funeral?Make jokes and plan a party
  • What color was each ghost wearing? Past- white, Present- green, Future- black 
  • What are some of Scrooge’s actions on Christmas Day that show he has changed? Sends a turkey to the Cratchit’s, has dinner with his nephew, and donates money to the Portly Man and Thin Man. 
  • 8 Vocabulary words: astonish, compulsion, severe, meager, threadbare, audible, gnarled, dispelled.
  • Review figurative language for extra credit!
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November 30

Act 1 Study Guide Answers

A Christmas Carol Study Guide Answers

“A Christmas Carol” Act 1 Study Guide Answers

  1. Exposition- Tells us the background information, setting and characters. It is presented in the beginning. Marley presents it and describes Scrooge.
  2. A drama is a play.
  3. Cratchit is kind, generous, charitable, and content.
  4. Scrooge’s father was unkind to Scrooge. He created bad childhood memories of Christmas for Scrooge.
  5. The theme is: there are more important things than money.
  6. During the scenes from the past, Scrooge feels regretful, emotional, and sad.
  7. Conclusion of Act 1- we see signs of change in Scrooge.
  8. A person is a scrooge is also a miser.
  9. Setting of the play: London, 1843.
  10. Scrooge gives Cratchit Christmas day off because it’s the only day he gets off in the year and because he has some kindness to him.
  11. The author chooses ghosts rather than people to visit Scrooge because Scrooges dislikes people and will probably not listen to them. Also, ghosts can take him to his past (they are more powerful).
  12. Essay #1- see p. 31 ISN (also posted on blog)
  13. Essay #2- see . 33 ISN.
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November 20

Elements of a Drama/Characterization Quiz on Tuesday, November 21. Study!!

Words to know for quiz: Elements of a Drama

1. Drama: a story told through characters played by actors.

2. Act: a major part of a play

3. Playwright: the author of a play.

4. Set: a collection of objects that create a scene.

5. Script: a written text from which a drama is produced.

6. Stage directions: notes in a play to describe how something

looks, sounds, or should be performed.

7. Stage props: items that can be carried on and off stage.

8. Scene: a short selection of a drama that happens in a single place and time.

9. Costumes: the clothing and accessories actors’ wear.

10. Setting: where and when the play takes place.

11. Special effects: audio or visual elements in a play.

12. Mood: feelings projected by a story or its elements.

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October 31

“The Dinner Party” CER Questions

  1. Foreshadowing is when an author gives the

    reader clues of events that will happen later in the

    story. An example of foreshadowing from “The Dinner

    Party” is when the author said, “The boys eyes

    widened.” This shows that the boy was shocked or

    surprised at what the hostess told him. Another

    example of foreshadowing from the story is when the

    author says, “He sees a strange expression come

    over the face of the hostess.” This shows that something

    strange happened, that there will be a problem or that

    something dangerous may happen. Foreshadowing helps

    the reader to understand events in a story and how they

    come to a conclusion.

  2. Prejudice is an unfair opinion about a person or

    group of people. The type of prejudice that exists in the

    story, “The Dinner Party” is gender prejudice. According

    to the text, “A woman’s unfailing reaction in any crisis is

    to scream,” said the colonel. This shows that he was

    arguing that men have more control in any crisis. This

    is gender prejudice because the colonel is making

    a judgement about all women based on his opinion.

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