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1. What happens to Oliver on his ninth birthday? -> He gets a brand-new bicycle
2. What prompts Oliver to ask for more gruel? -> He lost a straw poll and is required to request additional food for a companion who has threatened to eat the other children
3. How do the authorities respond to Oliver’s request? -> They reward him for his courage
4. What does Mr. Sowerberry do for a living? -> He is the parish undertaker
5. What is Jack Dawkins’s nickname? -> The Artful Dodger
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