A Tale of Two Cities Test | Final 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 becomes of the first fifteen prisoners to go in front of the Tribunal before Charles?

2. What advice does Carton give to Mr. Lorry about Charles' fate?

3. What is Sydney's intention now that Charles is out of the prison?

4. What does Carton purchase after talking to the wood-sawyer?

5. What does Madame Defarge find when she reaches her destination?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why Sydney Carton decides to walk around the city, making his presence known.

2. Describe the reaction of Miss Pross when she sees her brother in the marketplace.

3. What is the verdict for Charles in this second trial?

4. How does Carton manage to convince Solomon to help him see Charles in prison?

5. Describe why Madame Defarge goes to visit Lucie.

6. Describe who makes up the Tribunal of Charles' trial.

7. Describe how the patriots of France look upon Charles Darnay.

8. There is a knock on Doctor Manette's door. Who is knocking and what is their purpose?

9. Summarize the description Carton gives of Mr. Lorry and how people will feel about him when he is gone.

10. What are the three letters Charles writes from prison before his scheduled execution, and who does he forget?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

1) What is the significance of the woman at the foot of the scaffold, watching Sydney face La Guillotine?

2) How does she envision the thoughts that Sydney is thinking?

3) As written by this woman, what future does Sydney envision for Lucie and her family?

Essay Topic 3

1) What are some of the differences between the French aristocrats' way of life with that of the common citizens?

2) What indications are there that the Monseigneur and the Marquis Evremonde consider theirs a superior culture and treat the common people as inferior creatures?

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