Why Did Charles Dickens Write A Christmas Carol?


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In Charles Dickens's youth, what related holiday was emphasized in place of Christmas Day?

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1. What two elements contributed to Dickens's nostalgic view of Christmases past when he was writing A Christmas Carol?

2. What were the ''Hungry Forties'' and how did they did relate to Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to understand the life of Charles Dickens and its impact on his classic work, A Christmas Carol. You'll review the 'Condition of England' and how it affected the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check your knowledge with this quiz and worksheet to:

  • Assess your understanding of the times in which Dickens lived
  • Review how Dickens' life influenced his writing
  • Recall how his interests impacted the story

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check your knowledge about another important holiday from Dickens' youth
  • Reading comprehension - check your understanding of Dickens' melancholy view of childhood holidays
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned about the 'Hungry Forties' to answer a related question

Additional Learning

For a more detailed look at Dickens' life, see the provided lesson, Why did Charles Dickens Write A Christmas Carol?. The lessons overviews:

  • Background on Charles Dickens' life
  • What Christmas was like where and when Dickens lived
  • Dickens' memories of his childhood Christmases
  • His interests in life