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Oliver Twist Charles Dickens

1 Match a number from A with a letter from B to make 4 Fill in the gaps using these words: innocent, sikes,
complete sentences. robbery, hit, window, London, gun, small, door,
COMPREHENSION

house.
A
Fagin chose Oliver for the ............... because he
1 The workhouse boys chose Oliver ...
was ............... with an ............... face. ...............
2 Oliver ran away from the undertakers shop
took Oliver across ............... to a big ...............,
...
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and put him through the ............... to open the


3 When Nancy saw Oliver ...
............... . But someone fired a ............... and
4 Oliver went to see Mr Brownlow ...
............... Oliver.
5 Monks wanted Oliver to die ...
B 20 marks
a ... to find work in London.
b ... she pretended to be his sister. 5 Match two of these characters with each description.
c ... so he could keep all the money himself. Mrs Bedwin, Noah Claypole, Rose, Mr Bumble, Bill
sikes, Mrs Corney, Mrs Maylie, Nancy, Mr Brownlow,
d ... to ask for more food.
Charlotte.
e ... but he had moved to the West Indies.
a The beadle and the widow he married.
10 marks ............... and ...............
b The boy and girl at the Sowerberrys. ...............
2 Who did Fagin pay to follow Nancy? and ...............
........................................................................................... c A violent robber and his lover. ............... and
........................................................................................... ...............
d A rich old gentleman and his housekeeper.
10 marks ............... and ...............
e An older woman and her beautiful niece.
3 Who said this in the story? Nancy, Mr Brownlow,
............... and ...............
Monks, sikes, Oliver, Fagin, artful Dodger,
Mr Brownlow. 20 marks
a Please, sir, I want some more. ...............
b Is my poor little brother Oliver here? ............... 6 Imagine you are Rose. Explain to your cousin Harry
c So you wanted to get away, my dear, did you? who Monks and Oliver really are.
............... ...........................................................................................
d Never let me hear the boys name again. ...........................................................................................
............... ...........................................................................................
e If you dont steal it, someone else will. ...........................................................................................
............... ...........................................................................................
f If he tries any tricks on me, Ill kill him. ...........................................................................................
............... ...........................................................................................
g My brother Oliver will never see that money! ...........................................................................................
............... ...........................................................................................
h Ive gone too far to change my life now. ...........................................................................................
............... ...........................................................................................
i My blood boils with anger. ............... ...........................................................................................
j Youll always be my own dear sister! ............... ...........................................................................................
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Setting 12 _____ gave Oliver his name.


a F Noah Claypole b F Mr Bumble
Choose the best answer.
c F Mr Limbkins d F Mr Sowerberry
1 After Oliver was born, his mother _____. 13 All the local shop-boys had insulted Noah
a F died b F sold him c F took him home Claypole because he _____.
d F took him to the baby farm a F was friends with Charlotte b F had a
2 The two people present at Olivers birth were an large head c F worked for the undertaker
old woman and _____. d F wore the uniform of a charity-boy
a F the beadle b F Olivers father 14 The Artful Dodger met Oliver _____.
c F a local doctor d F a nurse a F on the road to London b F in London
3 Olivers mother in the workhouse _____. c F at Fagins house d F in a pub
a F since she was a girl b F for two years 15 Oliver thought that Fagin had _____.
c F for one night d F for one year a F an ugly face b F a kind face
4 Oliver was sent to a baby farm because _____. c F a big face d F a dirty face
a F the workhouse was closed b F there was 16 Mrs Bedwin was the housekeeper for _____.
no one to look after him c F his mother was

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a F Mr Bumble b F Mr Fang
ill d F the workhouse was too cold c F Mr Brownlow d F Mrs Maylie
5 Oliver and _____ rolled around on the floor all 17 Bill Sikes had a _____ around his neck.
day at the baby farm. a F dirty handkerchief b F beautiful silk

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a F Mrs Mann b F thirty children scarf c F silk handkerchief d F white scarf
c F the beadle d F thirteen children 18 Mr Grimwig was an old friend of _____.
6 Mrs Mann said that she kept gin _____. a F Mr Brownlows b F Olivers
a F to give to Mr Bumble b F to drink c F Mrs Bedwins d F Fagins
herself c F to give to the children as medicine 19 Mr Bumble asked _____ to marry him.
d F to give to Oliver when he was bad a F Charlotte b F Mrs Sowerberry
7 Oliver cried when he left the baby farm c F Mrs Mann d F Mrs Corney
because he _____. 20 Oliver first met Monks _____.
a F loved Mrs Mann b F didnt want to go a F when visiting Fagin b F in Mrs Maylies
c F was a fool d F was leaving his friends garden c F in London d F outside the pub
8 In the workhouse, Oliver was chosen by the
other boys to _____. 20 marks
a F ask for more food b F wash the bowls
c F sleep on a hard bed d F start work at six
9 Oliver stayed as a prisoner for _____ before he Dialogue
went to work for the undertaker.
Who said this?
a F a week b F two weeks c F a month
21 Youll sleep here, among the coffins.
d F two months
a F Noah Claypole b F Mrs Sowerberry
10 There was a notice on the wall which offered
c F Oliver d F Mr Bumble
five pounds to anyone who _____.
22 I only tried to frighten you, my dear.
a F could find Oliver Twists father
a F Bill Sikes b F Fagin c F the Dodger
b F was clever c F would take Oliver Twist
d F Charley Bates
for work d F wanted to live in the workhouse
23 Are they trying to murder you, Fagin?
20 marks a F Nancy b F Oliver c F Bill Sikes
d F Charley Bates
24 But its a good life. What does it matter where
Characters the money comes from?
a F Bill Sikes b F Oliver c F Fagin
Choose the best answer.
d F the Dodger
11 At the age of nine Oliver was _____ for his age. 25 But hes so young, too! Can you really believe
a F pale, thin and short b F tall and this poor boy is a criminal?
healthy c F large and heavy d F clever a F Fagin b F Dr Losberne c F Rose
d F Mrs Maylie

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26 Id recognize him anywhere. Plot


a F Monks b F Fagin c F Harry Maylie
Choose the best answer.
d F Rose
27 Every Sunday night, between eleven and twelve, 41 Mr Sowerberry decided to train Oliver in the
I will walk on London Bridge if I am alive. undertaking business because _____.
a F Rose b F Dr Losberne c F Oliver a F Noah Claypole wasnt good enough
d F Nancy b F he was sad c F lots of people died
28 I once thought that he was a liar and a thief. d F he liked him
a F Mr Brownlow b F Mr Bumble c F Mrs 42 Oliver attacked Noah Claypole and knocked
Maylie c F Dr Losberne him to the ground when he _____.
29 I will admit everything in front of witnesses, a F said his mother was wicked b F lied
if necessary. c F said he should go back to the workhouse
a F Fagin b F Bill Sikes c F Monks d F he went to fetch the beadle
d F Noah Claypole 43 Oliver was saved from going to prison for three
30 I can never call you aunt. Youll always be my months because _____.
M U LT I P L E - C H O I C E

own dear sister! a F Mr Brownlow paid the magistrate b F the


a F Oliver b F Rose c F Mr Brownlow magistrate felt sorry for him c F the bookshop
d F Mr Bumble owner told the magistrate what happened
d F Mr Fang wanted to leave
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20 marks 44 Bill Sikes needed Oliver to _____ so that he


could steal from Mrs Maylies house.
a F climb over the wall b F ask the servants to
Vocabulary open the door c F ring the doorbell
d F climb through a small window
Choose the best answer.
45 Mrs Maylie said that Harry could not marry
31 a person who prepares the dead for burial
Rose because _____.
a F servant b F pawnbroker
a F of her doubtful birth b F she was too
c F undertaker d F housekeeper
young for him c F she was going to marry
32 to take hold of something violently
someone else d F she didnt like him
a F seize b F swing c F strike d F stick
46 Mr and Mrs Bumble met Monks in _____.
33 a male employer, the man in control
a F Fagins house b F Mrs Maylies house
a F magistrate b F master c F beadle
c F a new house d F a ruined old house
d F gentleman
47 Nancy went to see Rose to tell her _____.
34 a small ornamental case, worn on a chain
a F Monks was Olivers brother b F Bill Sikes
around the neck
was going to kill her c F Oliver was a thief
a F identity b F locket c F handkerchief
d F Fagin wanted Olivers inheritance
d F illegitimate
48 Bill Sikes decided to kill his dog because he
35 similarity
thought ____.
a F identity b F reluctant
a F that it was too old b F people would be
c F resemblance d F spirit
looking for him and the dog c F it reminded
36 full of violent anger
him of Nancy d F it was afraid of him
a F furious b F evil c F devil d F drunk
49 Oliver discovered that his father _____.
37 to walk or move unsteadily as if about to fall
a F died before he was born b F left him
a F swing b F stagger b F jerk d F seize
c F didnt love his mother d F didnt love him
38 a kind of former police officer who deals with
50 Fagin told Oliver that the papers Monks gave
the poor people of a district
him were _____.
a F beadle b F magistrate c F gentleman
a F under the bed in his prison cell b F in Bill
d F master
Sikes house c F In Mrs Maylies garden
39 to damage badly or destroy
d F in a bag up his chimney
a F roar b F strike c F hang d F ruin
40 to steal someone away by force 20 marks
a F seize b F ruin c F kidnap d F commit

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