Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist : 85 Important Short Questions and Answers

Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist : 85 Important Short Questions and Answers

Oliver Twist Questions and Answers

 

1- Who was the writer of Oliver Twist?

Charles Dickens

2- Where is the place of Oliver Twist?

London

3- What is the time of Oliver Twist?

The nineteenth century (Victorian Period)

4- Where was Oliver Twist born?

In a workhouse near London

5- Who called Oliver his name?

The old nurse

6-“She looks like a lady I wonder who she is.” Comment

These words were said by the old nurse to herself in Mrs. Mann workhouse when Oliver’s mother gave birth to Oliver.

7-Who was Mrs. Mann?

Mrs Mann was a cruel woman. She treated the boys badly and gave them little food. When they asked for more food she locked them in a room.

  1. In which background Oliver Twist was written?

Industrial Revolution

9-How did Oliver begin his life? Where?

He began his life as an orphan in a workhouse near London.

10-What happened to Oliver’s mother after Oliver’s birth? 

She died.

11-How did he celebrate his ninth birthday?

He was locked in a room with other two boys because they asked for more food.

12- “How dare you say you are hungry?” Comment

These words were said by Mrs. Mann to Oliver Twist and other two boys in Mrs. Mann’s house when they asked for more food so she punished them and locked them in a room.

13- Who was Mr. Bumble?

Mr. Bumble is the cruel, pompous beadle of the poorhouse where the orphaned Oliver is raised.

14- Why did Mr. Bumble come to Mrs. Mann’s workhouse?

To take Oliver for the workhouse of older boys as he was nine years old.

15-How did Mr. Bumble’s visit to Mrs. Mann change Oliver’s life?

Oliver left Mrs. Mann’s workhouse and went to live and work in Mr. Bumble’s workhouse.

16- How did Mrs. Mann treat Oliver at the presence of Mr. Bumble?

She cut Oliver a thick slice of bread buttered it well and handed it to Oliver.

17-“You are nine years old now and it is time you started work.” Comment

These words were said by Mr. Bumble to Oliver in Mrs. Mann’s workhouse when he took Oliver to work and live in his workhouse,.

18-“Mrs. Mann will stay here. But she will come and visit you sometimes.” Comment

These words were said by Mr. Bumble to Oliver in Mrs. Mann’s workhouse when he took Oliver to work and live in his workhouse,

19-“We feed our boys well.” Comment

These words were said by Mrs. Mann to Mr. Bumble in Mrs. Mann’s Workhouse when he took Oliver to work and live in his workhouse.

20- The life in Mr. Bumble was hard. Discuss.

Boys worked for long hours. Working was boring. They had very little food. They were punished when asking for more food.

21- “We should ask for more food.” Comment

These words were said by one of the boys to the other boys in Mr. Bumble’s workhouse when they were hungry.

22-“Please sir I want some more.” Comment.

These words were said by Oliver to the man with the big pot in Mr. Bumble’s workhouse when they were hungry and they asked for more food.

23- How did they punish Oliver for asking for more food?

He was hit with the big wooden spoon and he was locked in a dark and lonely room and they offered 5 pounds for the person who would take Oliver.

24-“He is ungrateful. He is very lazy. We must send him away.” Comment

These words were said by one of the managers in Mr. Bumble’s workhouse when they were discussing what to do with Oliver as he asks for more food.

25- What was the result of Oliver’s request for more food?

He was hit with the big wooden spoon and he was locked in a dark and lonely room and they offered 5 pounds for the person who would take Oliver.

26- Why did they lock Oliver in a dark room in Mr. Bumble’s?

Because he asked for more food.

27-Who was Mr. Sowerberry?

He was an undertaker, he took Oliver to work as an apprentice.

28- Who offered to take Oliver? Why?

Mr.Sowerberry, the undertaker to work as an apprentice.

29-“No, sir. I’m not ungrateful and I will be good.” Comment

These words were said by Oliver Twist to Mr. Bumble when Mr. Bumble took him to Mr. Sowerberry to work as an apprentice.

30- “He is a very little boy. Get downstairs. you little bag of bones. “Comment

These words were said by Mrs. Sowerbery to Oliver Twist when Mr. Bumble took him to Mr.Sowerberry to work as an apprentice.

31 – ‘You don’t mind sleeping among coffins, do you ?’ Comment

These words were said by Mrs. Sowerbery to Oliver Twist when Mr. Bumble took him to Mr. Sowerberry to work as an apprentice.

32- How did Mrs. Sowerberry treat Oliver? Or Mrs. Sowerberry treated Oliver badly. Explain

She gave him some scraps of food from the dog’s plate. She called him Workhouse. She asked him to sleep among coffins.

33- Who was Noah Clay pole? Or What do you know about Noah Claypole?

He was a senior apprentice for Mr. Sowerberry and he treated Oliver badly

34-Noah treated Oliver Badly. Discuss

He called him Workhouse. He kicked him and punched him and he insulted Oliver’s mother.

35- Oliver’s sorrow turned to anger in Mr Sowerberry’s. Discuss

Noah treated Oliver badly and insulted his mother so Oliver knocked him to the ground.

36-“You’re under me and you ‘ll do what I say Comment

These words were said by Noah to Oliver in Mr. Sowerberry’s shop when Mr. Bumble took Oliver to Mr. Sowerberry.

37-“If she died in the workhouse, she must have been a bad woman.” Comment

These words were said by Noah to Oliver in Mr. Sowerberry’s shop when Noah insulted Oliver’s mother.

38-You have given him too much meat.You have overfed him.” Comment

These words were said by Mr.

Bumble to Mrs. Sowerberry in Mr. Sowerberry’s shop when Oliver hit Noah as he

insulted his mother.

39-Oliver was punished twice for the same mistakes. Discuss

Oliver asked for more food in Mrs. Mann’s workhouse and in Mr. Bumble’s workhouse and he was punished

40- Where did Oliver decide to escape to? Why?

Oliver decides to escape to London from Mr. Sowerberry as he was punished for hitting Noah.

41 – How far was it to London ?

70 miles

42- Describe Oliver’s journey to London?

He walked for 6 days. He begged for food and water in a small town near London, he met a boy who took him to the gang.

43- Who did Oliver meet near London?

Oliver met Jack Dawkins who took Oliver to the gang.

44- Who was Jack Dawkins?

He was one of the gang, he was the same age of Oliver He was called the Artful Dodger.

45-“My names Jack Dawkins but my friends call me the Artful Dodger.” Comment

These words were said by Dawkins to Oliver when he met him in a small town near London.

46-I’ve got a friend in London. He will give you food and a place to stay. And he’ll get you a job. “Comment

These words were said by Dawkins to Oliver when he met him in a small town near London

47- Describe Fagin or who was Fagin?

He was an old man with dirty hair and a ragged beard. He was the leader of the gang.

48- “I am very pleased to make your acquaintance.”

These words were said by Fagin to Oliver in Fagin’s house when Dawkins took Oliver to Fagin to join the gang.

49-Why did Fagin grab a knife for Oliver ?

Because Oliver saw him taking a gold watch, rings and jewels from the box and putting them on the table.

50-“Why are you watching me? Comment

These words were said by Fagin to Oliver when Oliver saw him taking a gold watch, rings and jewels from the box and putting them on the table

51-“Have you been working hard this morning what have you got?” Comment

These words were said by Fagin to Dodger and Charley in Fagin’s house when Fagin asked them about what they stole.

52-What was the game that Fagin played with the boys?

Fagin walked up and down the room with a wallet, handkerchief, and a watch placed in different pockets. He pretended to be an old man looking into a shop window. Then the boys crowded round him took wallet. handkerchief, and a watch from his pockets.

53-“You’re a clever boy. Here’s a shilling for you. You’re going to be a great man.” Comment

These words were said by Fagin to Oliver in Fagin’s house when Fagin taught Oliver the game of how to steal things from his pocket.

54– Why did the people in the street run after Oliver?

They thought he was the thief that stole Mr. Brownlow.

55- Who saved Oliver from the prison?

A man who saw what had happened that two other bays stole the man.

56- “Stop. ‘Don’t send the boy to prison I saw it all Comment

These words were said by the man who saved Oliver from the prison to the magistrate when the people caught Oliver to the nearest station because they thought Oliver was the person who stole Mr. Brownlow’s handkerchief. The man told the magistrate that he had seen two other boys steal Mr. Brownlow and run away.

57-Who was Mr. Brownlow? What do you know about him?

He was an old gentleman whose silk handkerchief was stolen by Dodger and Charley. He took Oliver to his house and treated him kindly.

58-Who was Mrs. Bedwin?

She was an old lady. She was Mr. Brownlow’s housekeeper.

59- Who was Mr. Grimwig ?

He was Mr. Brownlow’s old friend. He was a red-faced angry looking man.

60-“Mr. Grimwig and I would like to hear your story Tell us about yourself.” Comment

These words were said by Mr. Brownlow to Oliver when He took Oliver to live in his house He asked Oliver to tell his story to him and his old friend, Mr. Grimwig.

61-Why did Mr. Grimwig look angry while Oliver was telling his story?

Mr. Grimwig looked angry because he did not believe Oliver’s story.

62-“But I must send some books back. And I haven’t paid the bookseller. Comment

These words were said by Mr. Brownlow to Oliver when He took Oliver to live in his house. He asked Oliver to take the books to the bookseller and give him 5 pound note for the new books.

63- “Let me take the books, sir. Comment

These words were said by Oliver to Mr. Brownlow in Mr. Brownlow’s house when Mr. Brownlow asked Oliver to take the books to the bookseller and give him 5 pound note for the new books.

64-“Do you really think he will come back? Comment These words were said by Mr. Grimwig to Mr. Brownlow in Mr. Brownlow’s house when Mr. Brownlow asked Oliver to take the books to the bookseller and give him 5 pound note for the new books. Mr. Grimwig did not believe Oliver’s story and thought that Oliver would take the books and the money and ran away.

65-“Oliver is an honest boy. He will be back in twenty minutes. “Comment

These words were said by Mr. Brownlow to Mr. Grimwig in Mr. Brownlow’s house when Mr. Brownlow asked Oliver to take the books to the bookseller and give him 5 pound note for the new books. Mr. Grimwig did not believe Oliver’s story and thought that Oliver would take the books and the money and ran away.

66-“Oliver will tell the police about us, you fool There will be Trouble for all of us, “Comment

These words were said by Fagin to Charley and Dodger in Fagin’s shop when the two boys returned without Oliver. He was afraid that Oliver might tell the police about the gang.

67-Who was Bill Sikes?

He was one of Fagin’s gang. He was a strong looking man with black hair and a cruel face.

68-“We must find the boy and bring him back. Comment

These words were said by Fagin to Sikes in Fagin’s shop when the two boys returned without Oliver. He was afraid that Oliver might tell the police about the gang.

69-“Someone must go to the police station and find out what’s happened to Oliver. Comment

These words were said by Sikes to Fagin in Fagin’s shop when the two boys returned without Oliver. He was afraid that Oliver might tell the police about the gang.

70-Who was Nancy?

She was a member of the gang. She was Bill Sikes girl friend. Fagin sent her to the police station to find out what happened to Oliver after Dodger and Charley stole a silk handkerchief from Brownlow and left Oliver and ran away.

71- Why was Fagin angry with Dodger and Charley?

Because Dodger and Charley had returned without Oliver. He was afraid that Oliver might tell the police about them so he sent Nancy to find what happened.

72- The gentleman’s got him.” Comment

These words were said by one of the police officers to Nancy when Nancy got to the police station to ask about Oliver She pretended to be Oliver’s brother

73-“Whose books are these? Have you been stealing them?” Comment

These words were said by Bill Skes to Oliver in Fagin’s shop when Nancy and Sikes caught Oliver and brought him back to Fagin.

74-How did Nancy bring Oliver back to the gang?

She pretended to be his sister and shouted at him in the street Then Sikes arrived with his dog and they dragged him into Fagin’s shop

75– “Keep me here if you like but send back the books and the money. They belong to an old gentleman who has been very kind to” Comment

These words were said by Oliver to Fagin and Sikes when they caught him and returned him to the gang again he asked them to send back the books and the money of Mr. Brownlow.

76-“He will think you have stolen them. So now you must do what we say or we’ll hand you over to the police. Comment

These words were said by Fagin to Oliver when they caught him and returned him to the gang again, he asked them to send back the books and the money of Mr. Brownlow.

77- That’s enough. You’ve got the boy and his money You have made him a thief like me. What do you want? Comment

These words were said by Nancy to Fagin and Sikes when they caught him and returned him to the gang again he asked them to send back the books and the money of Mr. Brownlow.

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78-Who was Toby Crackit?

He was one of the members of Fagin’s gang. He joined Sikes to rob the house in the country.

79-“We need a boy to get in the upstairs window.” Comment

These words were said by Sikes to Fagin in Fagin’s shop when they were planning a robbery of a large house in the country. The house belonged to a rich man and was full of silver and gold,

80-“You must do what Bill says. And don’t say anything. “Comment

These words were said by Nancy to Oliver in Fagin’s shop when she asked Oliver to obey Sikes as he was a dangerous man

81 – How did Nancy convince Oliver to obey Sikes?

She told him that Sikes was a dangerous man and she showed him the cuts and bruises that Sikes put in her neck.

  1. “Now if you don’t do exactly as I say, I’ll

put this bullet into your head I ‘ll kill you.” Comment

These words were said by Sikes to Oliver at Sikes place when he was planning a robbery of a large house in the country. He was warning Oliver to do whatever Sikes wanted.

83-“Please, sir let me go! Don’t make me steal. I don’t want to be a thief I won’t say anything.” Comment

These words were said by Oliver to Sikes when they were going to rob a large house in the country. Oliver begged Sikes in order not to take part in the robbery but Sikes threatened him with his pistol.

84-“Come, break open this window and push the bay through it.” Comment

These words were said by Sikes to Crackit when they were going to rob a large house in the country. Oliver begged Sikes in order not to take part in the robbery but Sikes threatened him with his pistol.

85-Take this lantern. Go along the corridor and up the stairs to the street door. Open the door and let us in.” Comment

These words were said by Sikes to Oliver when they were going to rob a large house in the country, Oliver begged Sikes in order not to take part in the robbery but Sikes threatened him with his pistol. Sikes asked him to go through the window and open the door for them.

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