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. What is the message that Mr. Lorry sends back to a lady in Dover?

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

3. How many people does Miss Pross tell Mr. Lorry come calling for Miss Lucie?

4. What becomes of the Marquis' chateau?

5. What does Lucie pray as she watches her father sleep?

Short Essay Questions

1. Chapter 11 How does Stryver describe Carton's future prospects?

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

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

4. Chapter 16 What does Monsieur Defarge say to his wife in a pleading voice about Lucie Manette's husband?

5. Chapter 5 Describe the condition of the common people in France.

6. Chapter 4 Summarize the news Mr. Lorry bring to Lucie and her reaction to the message.

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

8. Chapter 21 What is the golden thread that Dickens uses in the first paragraph of this chapter?

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

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) Evaluate the relationship between Lucie and her father, Doctor Manette.

2) How does the doctor's past affect their relationship with one another?

3) What does Doctor Manette wish for Lucie's future?

4) How does Lucie feel about her father at the end of the novel?

5) Give examples from the story of how they interact with one another.

Essay Topic 2

1) Summarize the elements of the tragic hero.

2) Which of these elements does Sydney Carton depict?

3) Explain his role as a hero in the novel and what role his final actions play in the story.

Essay Topic 3

1) Analyze Doctor Manette's personality and emotional changes throughout the novel.

2) What fears and emotions does he experience as he grows in the three parts of the novel?

3) How do his attitudes change as he develops from a prisoner into a family man?

4) Cite examples of the character changes the doctor goes through from each of the three parts of the novel.

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