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The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens: Themes & Analysis

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In ''The Signal-Man,'' the signal-man feels responsible for the safety of which of the following people?

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1. In ''The Signal-Man,'' the narrator feels responsible for the well-being of which of the following people?

2. In ''The Signal-Man,'' the narrator and the signal-man have different and contradictory interpretations of reality. What are they?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our short quiz and worksheet is a handy way to check your comprehension of the themes employed in Charles Dickens' The Signal-Man. Here you'll be asked questions about subjects including the different interpretations of reality held by the narrator and the signal-man and how the two characters are representative of the human condition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To do well on this quiz, study the following:

  • The people the signal-man feels responsible for
  • The people the narrator feels responsible for
  • The different interpretations of reality embraced by the narrator and the signal-man
  • How the situation of the signal-man differs from that of Scrooge in A Christmas Carol
  • How the narrator and the signal-man can be read as representative of the human condition

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the people the narrator feels responsible for
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related The Signal-Man lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the signal-man's situation is different from the situation of Scrooge in A Christmas Carol

Additional Learning

Our lesson titled The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens: Themes & Analysis offers additional insight into this subject, including:

  • Major themes in The Signal-Man
  • The signal-man's working conditions
  • Where the narrator decides to take the signal-man
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