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A Christmas Carol - Dialogue
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A Christmas Carol - Dialogue

This GCSE English Literature quiz focusses on dialogue in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The term “dialogue” refers to any direct speech in literature, although technically it means a conversation between at least two people. Dialogue is a significant element in characterisation. A character’s speech, its style and content, has much to tell the reader. Characters in A Christmas Carol are given consistent, straightforward dialogue which symbolises character traits shared with swathes of humanity. The good natured characters, in fact, exhibit virtues rather than individual characteristics. And Scrooge, of course, strongly displays several vices which he is meant to share with all miserly and self-centred people.

1.
Match the dialogue to the correct speaker.

"I help to support the establishments I have mentioned: they cost enough: and those who are badly off must go there"
Bob Cratchit
One of the two "portly" gentlemen
Jacob Marley
Scrooge
Scrooge suggests that poor people contribute to overpopulation and that the only charity for which they might hope is a place in the workhouses
2.
Match the dialogue to the correct speaker.

"There are some upon this earth of yours, who lay claim to know us, and who do their deeds of passion, pride, ill-will, hatred, envy, bigotry, and selfishness in our name, who are as strange to us and all our kith and kin, as if they had never lived"
One of the two "portly" gentlemen
The Ghost of Christmas Past
The Ghost of Christmas Present
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
The Spirit condemns hypocrites who put their principles before the needs of human beings
3.
Match the dialogue to the correct speaker.

"Lead on! Lead on! The night is waning fast, and it is precious time to me, I know"
Scrooge
Bob Cratchit
Tiny Tim
Jacob Marley
Scrooge begins to feel the pressure of time once he is faced with the final Spirit
4.
Match the dialogue to the correct speaker.

"It should be Christmas Day, I am sure, on which one drinks the health of such an odious, stingy, hard, unfeeling man as Mr Scrooge"
Belle
Mrs Cratchit
Fred
Peter Cratchit
Mrs Cratchit is indignant that the Christmas toast should be dedicated to Scrooge
5.
Match the dialogue to the correct speaker.

"The consequence of his taking a dislike to us, and not making merry with us, is, as I think, that he loses some pleasant moments, which could do him no harm"
Mrs Cratchit
Fred's wife
Fred
Bob Cratchit
Fred understands that the person who is most harmed by Scrooge's cold and miserly nature is Scrooge himself
6.
Match the dialogue to the correct speaker.

"You may — the memory of what is past half makes me hope you will — have pain in this. A very, very brief time, and you will dismiss the recollection of it, gladly, as an unprofitable dream, from which it happened well that you awoke"
Fan
Mrs Fezziwig
Belle
Fred
Scrooge is so distressed by the sight of his past self agreeing to break off his engagement that he accuses the Spirit of torturing him
7.
Match the dialogue to the correct speaker.

"What's today, my fine fellow?"
Scrooge
Fred
Bob Cratchit
Mr Fezziwig
Scrooge is so disorientated by the visits of the three Spirits, supposedly on three consecutive nights, that he does not know what day it is when he wakes up on Christmas morning
8.
Match the dialogue to the correct speaker.

"I have no patience with him"
Topper
Jacob Marley
Mrs Cratchit
Fred's wife
Fred's wife, like Mrs Cratchit, is not inclined to be tolerant, nor forgiving, of Scrooge's unpleasantness towards her husband
9.
Match the dialogue to the correct speaker.

"It's only once a year, sir. It shall not be repeated"
Fred
Bob Cratchit
The boy in "Sunday clothes"
Martha Cratchit
Bob Cratchit apologises sincerely for being eighteen minutes (and a half) late to work on the day after Christmas. Boxing Day became a bank holiday in 1871
10.
Match the dialogue to the correct speaker.

"Or would you know the weight and length of the strong coil you bear yourself? It was full as heavy and as long as this, seven Christmas Eves ago"
The Ghost of Christmas Past
The Ghost of Christmas Present
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
Jacob Marley
Jacob Marley's chain, impressive and terrifying, cannot compare to the great weight of Scrooge's own invisible chain
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - A Christmas Carol

Author:  Sheri Smith

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