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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Lorry do with Doctor Manette's shoemaking implements?
(a) Donates them to charity
(b) Replaces them with new ones
(c) Destroys them
(d) Helps the doctor polish the shoemaking tools

2. What is the prisoner's reaction as he waits before the large crowd to be tried?
(a) He is blubbering.
(b) He is begging for mercy.
(c) He is calm and attentive.
(d) He is crying and moaning.

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

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

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

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

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

8. Chapter 4 Who visits Lorry the day after he arrives at the Royal George Hotel?
(a) Miss Lucie Manette
(b) Jerry
(c) Miss Pross
(d) Mr. Tellson

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

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

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

12. Who revives Miss Manette with smelling salts after she faints?
(a) The messenger
(b) Miss Pross
(c) Mr. Lorry
(d) Jerry

13. What is the commotion at the Marquis' home after dinner with Charles?
(a) The Marquis falls down the stairs.
(b) The Marquis argues with Gabelle.
(c) The Marquis is stabbed through the heart.
(d) The Marquis has an argument with his wife.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What advice does Stryver give to Carton?

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

4. What type of person is Miss Proust's brother, Solomon?

5. Chapter 3 What does Jerry ponder that every house, room, and heart in a city holds?

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