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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Where does Mr. Lorry decide to relocate?
(a) He decides to move to Italy.
(b) He decides to move to France.
(c) He decides to move to Wales.
(d) He decides to move to Scotland.

4. Chapter 13 How does Sydney Carton feel when he visits the Manettes?
(a) Jovial
(b) Serious and stern
(c) Despondent and morose
(d) Grumpy and argumentative

5. Chapter 5 What do most men do as a pastime during the time the story is taking place?
(a) Play chess
(b) Play cards
(c) Go for long walks
(d) Drink heavily

6. What does Doctor Manette tell Lucie he thought about as he looked at the moon while in prison?
(a) He thought about the child he had never seen.
(b) He thought about revenge on those who imprisoned him.
(c) He thought about escape.
(d) He thought about returning to his medical practice.

7. Chapter 7 How many men does it take to serve the Monseigneur his chocolate every morning?
(a) Two
(b) Four
(c) Five
(d) Three

8. What is in the letter that Gabelle sends to Charles Darnay?
(a) A request for money
(b) A request for a new home
(c) A request for employment
(d) A request that Charles rescue him from prison

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

10. What is the message that Mr. Lorry sends back to a lady in Dover?
(a) Send someone for my bags.
(b) Will meet you for tea
(c) The end is near.
(d) Recalled to life

11. What is the year the story is taking place?
(a) 1776
(b) 1875
(c) 1876
(d) 1775

12. What is the common view of Jerry's secret trade?
(a) It is something of value.
(b) It is something to be proud of.
(c) It is disreputable.
(d) It is a good way to get ahead.

13. Chapter 2 What is the punishment for treason?
(a) Hanging
(b) Exile
(c) Life in prison
(d) Quartering

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

15. Who is guarding the Marquis' countryside chateau?
(a) Sydney
(b) Doctor Manette
(c) Gabelle
(d) Charles

Short Answer Questions

1. Chapter 17 Why is Lucie so happy as she sits under the tree with her father?

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

3. What becomes of the Marquis' chateau?

4. How does Charles feel about Lucie Manette?

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

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