Bill Sikes from Oliver Twist: Character Analysis & Overview


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What is Sikes' dog's name in Oliver Twist?

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1. Which of the following does NOT adequately describe Bill Sikes in Oliver Twist?

2. Which of the following statements is FALSE about Oliver Twist?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Bill Sikes ranks high on the cruelty scale of literary villains. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of Sikes' behavior. You'll be quizzed on the nature of his relationship to the other characters and the motivation for his actions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your ability to:

  • Name the author of the novel and where it takes place
  • Correctly assess Sikes' character traits
  • Identify facts about Sikes
  • Explain why Sikes kills Nancy

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the villain Bill Sikes
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Sikes' motivation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Bill Sikes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Sikes and his interactions with those around him

Additional Learning

To learn more about this character and his good and bad traits, review the corresponding lesson about Bill Sikes from Oliver Twist. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify the character Bill Sikes
  • Illustrate Sikes' relationship with Bulls Eye, Fagin, Nancy and Oliver
  • Explain Nancy's complex relationship with Sikes and with Oliver
  • Provide a reason for Sikes' death