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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What advice does Stryver give to Carton?
(a) To learn how to speak French
(b) To find a better career
(c) To move away from the area
(d) To find a respectable woman who owns property

2. Who is the prisoner's counsel?
(a) Mr. Stryver
(b) Mr. Carton
(c) Mr. Barsard
(d) Mr. Lorry

3. What is a typical condition of the common people in France?
(a) Abundance
(b) Hunger
(c) Disease
(d) Alcoholism

4. What is the reason for the prisoner's acquittal?
(a) Inability to identify him
(b) The confession of a stranger
(c) Many witnesses for his behalf
(d) A letter from the king

5. Chapter 21 What is the grief that strikes the Darnay household?
(a) Doctor Manette dies.
(b) Mr. Lorry is arrested.
(c) Miss Pross leaves them.
(d) One of the children dies

6. What is Monsieur Defarge's roll in the storming of the Bastille?
(a) He is a cannonier.
(b) He gives supplies to the army.
(c) He holds the flag.
(d) He is not involved.

7. Chapter 20 Who is the first person to visit the newlyweds when they return home?
(a) Sydney Carton
(b) Doctor Manette
(c) Miss Pross
(d) Mr. Lorry

8. What is the punishment for forgers, thieves, and counterfeiters?
(a) Cutting off a hand
(b) Imprisonment
(c) Going to a labor camp
(d) Death

9. Who does Dickens describe as the idlest and most unpromising man?
(a) Charles Darnay
(b) Doctor Manette
(c) Mr. Stryver
(d) Sydney Carton

10. Who does Charles Darnay find attractive?
(a) Miss Lorry
(b) Mrs. Defarge
(c) Miss Pross
(d) Lucie Manette

11. What does Madame Defarge do when the Governor of the Bastille is killed?
(a) She cuts off his head.
(b) She screams at the sight.
(c) She cheers.
(d) She turns and runs away.

12. Why are families in England cautioned to put their furniture in storage if they travel out of town?
(a) Mice run rampant if no one is in the house.
(b) Fires are a source of worry.
(c) Burglaries take place every night.
(d) The constant rainfall can cause the house to flood.

13. Where does Doctor Manette go two weeks after Lucie's wedding?
(a) He goes on a vacation with Mr. Lorry.
(b) He goes to visit the newlyweds.
(c) He goes for a hike in the mountains.
(d) He goes to a medical conference in London.

14. Chapter 9 How does Charles Darnay react to dining with Marquis Evremonde?
(a) Charles enjoys the pleasant conversations with the Marquis.
(b) Charles always looks foreword to dining with the Marquis.
(c) Charles enjoys the meal thoroughly.
(d) Charles considers it an unpleasant encounter.

15. Chapter 3 What is the name of the prosecutor's witness?
(a) Doctor Manette
(b) Mr. Carton
(c) John Barsard
(d) Jerry Cruncher

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is guarding the Marquis' countryside chateau?

2. What does Lorry do with Doctor Manette's shoemaking implements?

3. Chapter 23 How do the common people of France feel about the aristocracy?

4. What is the physical and emotional condition of Doctor Manette?

5. Chapter 22 What does old Foulon tell the starving people to do?

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