A Tale of Two Cities Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Chapter 13 How does Sydney Carton feel when he visits the Manettes?

3. Chapter 7 How many men does it take to serve the Monseigneur his chocolate every morning?

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

5. Chapter 11 What does Stryver confess to Carton after a night of carousing?

Short Essay Questions

1. Chapter 8 Summarize the comment Defarge makes to the grieving father who holds his dead child in his hands.

2. Chapter 3 Describe what Jerry is thinking as he looks upon the city during the night.

3. Chapter 22 Describe the fate of the old aristocrat, Foulon.

4. Chapter 10 What is Charles Darnay's purpose in visiting Doctor Manette?

5. Chapter 5 Describe the metaphorical relationship between Mr. Stryver and Sydney Carton.

6. Chapter 1 Describe what families living in England in 1775 do if they travel away from their homes?

7. Chapter 13 Summarize Carton's final comments to Lucie in this chapter.

8. Chapter 9 What suspicions does Charles have about his near-death encounter in England?

9. Chapter 6 Summarize the physical and emotional state of Doctor Manette.

10. Chapter 19 What does Mr. Lorry decide will be beneficial to Doctor Manette's mental condition?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Analyze the resolution of the story as it relates to each of the characters in the novel.

2) Explain the metamorphosis each character experiences in the final chapter.

Essay Topic 2

1) Evaluate the evidence presented to the Tribunal in the second case against Charles Darnay.

2) Do you think the testimony given by the Defarges and the letter from Doctor Manette are convincing?

3) Defend or criticize the verdict of the Tribunal.

Essay Topic 3

1) Summarize how Charles Dickens uses local color and imagery to describe London and Paris.

2) Cite descriptive examples of the atmosphere, landscaping, the citizens, the wine shop, the prisons, and Tellson's Bank.

3) Does the imagery Dickens uses depict a clear and accurate picture of the cities and the surrounding landscape?

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