David Copperfield Test | Final 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. In Chapter 50, who summons David and takes him to a rooming house in London?

2. What does the simple act of placing the Strongs' hands together accomplish?

3. Who drops hints about a relationship between Mrs. Strong and Jack Maldon?

4. In Chapter 64, the narrator reveals that all of the characters are happy except which one?

5. What happens when Steerforth decides that he is done with Emily and suggests she marry Littimer?

Short Essay Questions

1. After learning of his newly impoverished state, what does David decide to do, and what happens as a result?

2. What does Littimer tell David in Chapter 46?

3. When David visits Agnes in Chapter 39, why does Mrs. Heep follow them around?

4. What happens when David tries to improve Dora's thinking?

5. What does David do when he returns home in Chapter 40?

6. How does Dora's father react when he learns of the affair between David and Dora?

7. What is the major problem that David discovers about his marriage to Dora in Chapter 44?

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

9. In Chapter 43, how does David prepare to marry Dora?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How is speech used to indicate social class in "David Copperfield"? Providing specific examples from the text, which characters are evidence of this motif? What social classes are represented by differences in speech?

Essay Topic 2

How is foreshadowing used in "David Copperfield"? Choose one major instance of foreshadowing and follow it through the book, finishing with how the event is fulfilled.

Essay Topic 3

How are the different symbols(the sea, flowers, etc.) used throughout the novel to represent abstract concepts? Detail and explain how the symbols are used to describe certain abstract concepts and which concepts they describe.

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