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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What steps does Foulon take to protect himself from the revolutionaries?
(a) He lives in a cave.
(b) He leaves the country.
(c) He hides in the mountains.
(d) He stages his own death.

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

4. What does the Monseigneur believe the world was made for?
(a) The earth's riches are for the downtrodden.
(b) The world is for all the people.
(c) The world is for the wild animals.
(d) The earth and its fullness are his.

5. What does Carton say he would do for Lucie and anyone dear to her?
(a) He would lend them money.
(b) He would give them a job.
(c) He would sacrifice everything for them.
(d) He would teach them the ways of the world.

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

7. What is the fate of old Foulon?
(a) He dies of starvation.
(b) He falls into the river and drowns.
(c) The crowd stuffs grass in his mouth, pummels him, drags him, stabs him, and hangs him.
(d) He is killed by wild animals in the wilderness.

8. Chapter 12 Why does Stryver visit Mr. Lorry at Tellson's bank?
(a) He visits Lorry to tell him about his upcoming plans.
(b) He visits Lorry to tell him the latest gossip.
(c) He visits Lorry to invite him on vacation with him.
(d) He visits Lorry to invite him out for a drink.

9. What becomes of the Marquis' chateau?
(a) It deteriorates through the years.
(b) It becomes a convent.
(c) It is reconstructed by the common people.
(d) It burns to the ground.

10. What does Defarge tell the grieving man who cries over the child that is killed by Monsieur the Marquis' carriage?
(a) Defarge tells the grieving man that his child is in heaven now.
(b) Defarge tells the grieving man that he now has one less mouth to feed.
(c) Defarge tells the grieving man that the child is better off dying without pain than living a life full of pain.
(d) Defarge tells the grieving man that he can have other children.

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

12. How does Carton react to Stryver's advice?
(a) Carton seriously considers the advice.
(b) Carton accepts the advice with grace.
(c) Carton is thankful for the advice.
(d) Carton finds him offensive.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Doctor Manette proceed to do after his daughter's wedding?

2. Chapter 4 Who visits Lorry the day after he arrives at the Royal George Hotel?

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

4. What does Jerry's son tell him later in the evening?

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

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