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How well do you really know A Christmas Carol?

Image of Ebenezer Scrooge being visited by Jacob Marley's ghost

In 1843, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol burst onto literary scene. It received wide acclaim and sold out its first print run in under a week. Ever since, it has been inseparable from Christmas. With countless movie and television adaptations, as well as story books and audio productions, the story is deeply ingrained in our modern Christmas celebration. But how well do you know the story really? Put yourself to the test with this quiz!

In what neighborhood of London did the Cratchit family live?
What is the name of Scrooge's nephew?
How long had Jacob Marley been dead when the story takes place?
What are the names of the Cratchit's two daughters?
Complete Scrooge's line: "Every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and..."
How many brothers does the Ghost of Christmas Present claim to have?
What did Bob Cratchit regard as "the greatest success achieved by Mrs. Cratchit since their marriage"?
What is the name of Scrooge's old girlfriend?
On Christmas day, what does Scrooge send to the Cratchit's house?
What are the names of the two children hidden under the robe of the Ghost of Christmas Present?

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