Great Expectations 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. How does Pip feel as he runs to deliver some goods to the convict?

2. What does Pip add to the brandy to disguise the missing portion?

3. Where does Pip go to become a gentleman?

4. What is the name of the lawyer in the tavern when the people are all talking about the murder?

5. What does Pip's roommate in London teach him on their first night together?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Pip not tell Joe about his experience with the convict?

2. What happens when Pip is challenged to a fight at Miss Havisham's house?

3. What does Pip tell his sister he does at Miss Havisham's house when he comes back for the first time?

4. What causes Pip to be so ashamed of his apprenticeship?

5. What happens when Orlick gets jealous of Pip's day off from work?

6. What surprising event does Pip see on a handbill when he returns to London after visiting Estella?

7. What do Joe and Biddy do as Pip leaves, and why?

8. How does Pip feel when he is indentured to Joe?

9. What does Pip bring to the escaped convict after going to his sister's house to find supplies?

10. How does Joe feel when he visits Pip in London?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Shame and propriety are common themes throughout this book. What are some of the instances where these themes are present, and why are they so important to the characters involved?

Essay Topic 2

Mr. Jaggers and Mr. Wemmick are two characters who are very similar in their professional vocations, but are markedly different in other ways. Use some examples from the text to compare and contrast these two dynamic characters.

Essay Topic 3

This book takes place in a few different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affect the course of the plot. Why might Dickens have chosen these particular places for this plot to take place?

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