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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Chapter 10 What does Charles Darnay choose as a career?
(a) A tutor of French literature and language
(b) A foreign diplomat
(c) A soldier for the King
(d) A wine master

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

3. Chapter 1 Describe Tellson's Bank.
(a) A large bank with huge oak doors
(b) A large, austere bank
(c) A tiny place with dingy windows
(d) A moderate sized bank with shiny floors

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

5. Chapter 4 Who does the acquitted prisoner dine with after the trial?
(a) Mr. Stryver
(b) Mr. Carton
(c) Doctor Manette
(d) Mr. Lorry

6. Chapter 1 What is the physical appearance of the Kings and Queens of England and France?
(a) The kings have large jaws and the queens have plain faces
(b) The kings have large noses and the queens have big mouths.
(c) The kings are short and the queens are obese.
(d) The kings are stout and the queens are thin.

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

8. Chapter 5 What are dozens of Parisians sipping off the ground before it soaks into the earth?
(a) Rum
(b) Whiskey
(c) Water
(d) Wine

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

10. Chapter 6 Where are Doctor Manette's lodgings located?
(a) Outside of London
(b) Near Soho square on a quiet street corner
(c) In Paris
(d) Near Trafalgar Square

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

12. What does Carton confess to Lucie when he visits her?
(a) He is stupid and foolhardy.
(b) He will never give up trying to get her.
(c) He is inspired by his love for her.
(d) He is saddened by his love for Miss Pross.

13. What does Doctor Manette proceed to do after his daughter's wedding?
(a) Sees to patients
(b) Takes a drink
(c) Goes to bed
(d) Make shoes

14. What is the condition of Doctor Manette at this time?
(a) He is gradually becoming well.
(b) He is senile and grumpy.
(c) He is fully recovered and energetic.
(d) He remains weak and sickly.

15. What does the newlywed's visitor ask of Charles?
(a) He asks for a loan.
(b) He asks for French lessons.
(c) He asks to be his friend.
(d) He asks for a recommendation to Cambridge.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the news that Lorry gives to his visitor?

2. Chapter 2 What is the name of the hill that the Dover mail carriage is struggling to climb through the mud?

3. Chapter 20 Who is the first person to visit the newlyweds when they return home?

4. What does Madame Defarge do in her usual spot in the wine shop?

5. Who is the prisoner's counsel?

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