Great Expectations Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Why does Pip lie to his sister about Miss Havisham?

2. Who visits Mrs. Joe while she is incapacitated from her injury?

3. Who moves into the Gargery's house after Pip's sister is injured?

4. From whom is Pip supposed to get his money in London?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Mr. Wemick described in his office setting?

2. Why does Pip see Orlick at Miss Havisham's estate?

3. What kind of injuries does Magwitch sustain when he is arrested?

4. What does Orlick plan to do with Pip when he meets him on the marshes, and why?

5. What disturbing news does Pip hear while at a club meeting?

6. For whom is Herbert going to be working, and what will he be doing?

7. What does Pip learn when he wakes up after being arrested?

8. What happens when Pip goes to find Joe at a local tavern after his first day at Miss Havisham's house?

9. What does the convict do with the file Pip brought to him?

10. What does Magwitch say when Pip meets him at Clara's house?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Revenge is a theme of this book that is very important to many of the characters involved. Where does this theme of revenge present itself and how do these occurrences affect the characters involved in those scenes?

Essay Topic 2

How does Pip's relationship with Estella change over the course of the plot? What causes these changes, and what significance does this have to the outcome of the book?

Essay Topic 3

Power and Greed are two common themes in this book. Where do they appear, and how do they differ in their manifestations?

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