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. Where does Pip go to become a gentleman?

2. What is Drummle's first name?

3. Who does Miss Havisham ask Pip to bring to her house?

4. Where does Miss Havisham want to be laid out when she dies?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mrs. Joe have Pip and Joe do when Pip returns from helping the convict?

2. About what does Pip read in the newspaper when he is visiting Estella?

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

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

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

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

7. What does the convict say to keep Pip out of trouble when he is found on the marshes?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

What role does symbolism play in the story, and where does it appear? How is the plot altered by the presence of these symbols?

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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