Ignorance & Want in A Christmas Carol


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In A Christmas Carol, which Ghost brings in Ignorance and Want?

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1. In A Christmas Carol, what do Ignorance and Want symbolize?

2. In A Christmas Carol, who originally reaches out to Scrooge and asks him to change?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will test you on the characters Ignorance and Want, as portrayed by Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol. You will answer quiz questions on what these characters look like, what they symbolize, and how they affect Ebenezer Scrooge.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions on the quiz include:

  • Who first contacts Scrooge with a warning to change his ways
  • Which spirit shows Ignorance and Want to Scrooge
  • What is Scrooge's reaction to them

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of A Christmas Carol to describe the appearance of Ignorance and Want
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about what they symbolize
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which of the spirits is the first to approach Scrooge and tell him he needs to rethink his mean-spirited ways

Additional Learning

Take a look at the lesson titled Ignorance & Want in A Christmas Carol for additional study. When you finish, you should be able to:

  • Describe how the Ghost Of Christmas Past's visit affects Scrooge
  • Identify Scrooge's employee
  • Explain which of the children is Ignorance and which is Want