David Copperfield Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does David run into when he and Agnes attend a dinner party?

2. Who does David discuss his romantic problems with?

3. Why is the suspicious person at Steerforth's house unable to obtain information from David?

4. Where is Jack Maldon going away to work?

5. What does Miss Betsey decide to do about David?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when David visits Dora's friend's house in London?

2. How does the action in Chapter 64 sum up the lives of all the characters in "David Copperfield"?

3. Describe the interaction between Rosa Dartle and Steerforth in Chapter 29.

4. Why does David travel, and where does he go?

5. Describe the conversation between David and Agnes in Chapter 25.

6. What happens when David sees Ham in Chapter 55?

7. While David visits Traddles, who arrives and what do they tell David?

8. How does David manage to meet with Dora in Chapter 41?

9. What does David realize in Chapter 58?

10. What news does David learn when he visits Yarmouth in Chapter 30?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How do the minor characters in the novel affect the plot? How would the novel be different if one or more of these characters were removed?

Essay Topic 2

How would the story be different if David's mother had lived?

Essay Topic 3

Dickens published this novel in twenty installments. How does this structure affect the way in which the story is told?

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