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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who does odd jobs for Tellson's Bank?
(a) Jerry Cruncher
(b) Miss Pross
(c) Defarge's wife
(d) Doctor Manette

3. Chapter 11 What does Stryver confess to Carton after a night of carousing?
(a) He intends to marry Lucie.
(b) He is joining the King's guard.
(c) He intends to marry Miss Pross.
(d) He is moving to Paris.

4. Chapter 18 What is the condition of Doctor Manette when Charles leaves his room on Lucie's wedding day?
(a) Nervous and fidgety
(b) Vibrant and happy
(c) Excited but nervous
(d) Deathly pale

5. What news does the spy relate to Defarge?
(a) Gaspard's body was thrown in the river.
(b) Dr. Manette's daughter is to marry Stryver.
(c) Dr. Manette's daughter is to marry Carton.
(d) Lucie is to be married to Charles Darnay.

6. What becomes of the corrupt Court of France?
(a) It is gone altogether.
(b) Its loyal subjects make it thrive.
(c) It lives on, oppressing the common people.
(d) It continues on but with less corruption.

7. What does it mean when Defarge and his followers register the inhabitants of the Marquis' chateau?
(a) Add them to the list of wine deliveries
(b) Add them as favorite customers
(c) Mark them for death
(d) Invite them to the yearly wine tasting

8. Who does the Marquis look for when he arrives home?
(a) His wife
(b) His cousin, Jerry
(c) His children
(d) His nephew, Charles

9. Chapter 16 Who is the spy that is commissioned for Defarge's neighborhood?
(a) Charles Darnay
(b) John Barsard
(c) Doctor Manette
(d) Roger Cly

10. What does Lucie pray as she watches her father sleep?
(a) She prays that she will be a good daughter.
(b) She prays that he will let her get on with her own life.
(c) She prays that he will never die.
(d) She prays that she can always be true to him.

11. What does Stryver say to Mr. Lorry about the advice Lorry gives him?
(a) He tells him that he doesn't agree with the advice.
(b) He thanks Mr. Lorry, asking him not to mention it again.
(c) Stryver tells Lorry that he is an empty-headed scoundrel.
(d) Stryver tells Lorry that he never wants to see him again.

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

13. Who owns a prosperous wine shop in Paris?
(a) Jacques Defarge
(b) Mr. Tellson
(c) Doctor Manette
(d) Jerry

14. What does Defarge take to the King and Queen about Marquis Evremonde's murderer?
(a) A petition on the murderer's behalf
(b) Evidence against the murderer
(c) The body of the Marquis
(d) The dagger used to stab the Marquis

15. What does Mr. Lorry observe about Doctor Manette after Lucie's wedding?
(a) Manette seems too happy.
(b) Manette looks like he was struck with a poisoned blow.
(c) Manette seems overjoyed.
(d) Manette is relieved that Lucie is gone.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Doctor Manette tell Lucie he thought about as he looked at the moon while in prison?

2. Chapter 10 What does Charles Darnay choose as a career?

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

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

5. What is the message that Mr. Lorry sends back to a lady in Dover?

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