A Christmas Carol Study Guide Questions Act Two Scene Four 38. Explain why the spirit wants to take Scrooge to visit his nephew’s home. To see another picture of what’s going on at Christmas To see that the nephew cares about his uncle 39. What is Scrooge’s reaction to this plan? I HATE THIS QUESTION. DISREGARD IT. CROSS IT OUT. 40. Judge Scrooge’s changes as a result of his visit with the Ghost of Christmas Present. Seems more friendly Wants to help the poor Regrets his past choices 41. Who is the “man” the Spirit refers to on page 638? People on earth 42. Why would “man’s children” be “Want” and “Ignorance”? Because people create want and ignorance with their lives then ignore them as if they’re not their problems 43. Why does the Spirit keep repeating “Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?” Because it’s what Scrooge said about the poor at the beginning. The Spirit wants Scrooge to hear his own words in light of his feelings towards the world. 44. Contrast the last ghost’s appearance to the first two. In a black robe Can’t see his face- only his hand Doesn’t speak 45. What does Scrooge tell the ghost he is willing to do? Go Because he knows he will learn from what he sees 46. What does the ghost show Scrooge first? 3 businessmen discussing someone’s death 47. Who has died? Scrooge NOTE- Scrooge is confused and thinks he’s seeing when Marley died. It’s almost a joke between Marley, the Spirit, and the audience 48. How do the ladies react to his death? Excited because they get to sell his stuff and make money 49. Where is the next scene? The Cratchit’s house 50. How has the Cratchit family changed? Tiny Tim has died 51. How does Scrooge react to this change? Very upset 52. What does Scrooge promise the spirits? That he has changed– he has learned from all 3 Spirits and will live in the past, present, and future Act Two Scene Five 53. How does Scrooge feel when he finds himself in his own bed and realizes the ghost’s visits are over? He’s exited because he gets to live his life and make changes 54. Scrooge is determined to make amends for his past and live his life differently. What actions does he take to prove this? Gets turkey for the Cratchits Gives money to portly man’s charity Gives money to Adam and poultry man Goes to Fred’s home Raises Bob’s salary 55. How can we infer that Scrooge’s attitude toward the homeless has changed? Gives lots of money to portly man’s charity 56. By the end of the story, what kind of person has Scrooge become? Awesome Lovable Giving 57. What does Scrooge do for the Cratchits? Gives them the biggest turkey Gives Bob a raise REFLECTIONS Answer as if you were Scrooge at the end of the story. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Why? Defend your answer in a well written paragraph. Spiritual wealth is more important than material wealth. It is better to give than receive. Human beings should treat each other with love and compassion. A society is responsible for the welfare of its citizens. A human being can always change and grow. There is some good in everyone.