A Christmas Carol: History & Facts


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Charles Dickens was concerned with the living conditions of the working class, the mentally ill, and prison inmates partly because:

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1. Dickens' writing of A Christmas Carol was inspired by which of the following?

2. Historically speaking, A Christmas Carol is thought to be in part Dickens' response to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many interesting facts surrounding A Christmas Carol. This quiz/worksheet combo asks you questions about what inspired Charles Dickens to write it, when it was first published, and why it continues to be popular today.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following topics:

  • Why Charles Dickens was concerned about the poor living conditions of some
  • Why Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol
  • When A Christmas Carol was first published
  • The reasons A Christmas Carol is still relevant today and continues to be adapted for theater and film

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the lesson on A Christmas Carol
  • Critical thinking - suggest why A Christmas Carol is still relevant today
  • Information recall - recall when A Christmas Carol was first published
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge about Charles Dickens to answer questions about why he wrote A Christmas Carol

Additional Learning

To learn more facts about A Christmas Carol, review A Christmas Carol: History & Facts. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The life and career of Charles Dickens
  • The publishing of A Christmas Carol
  • The historical context of A Christmas Carol
  • Theater and film adaptations of A Christmas Carol