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 is the news Doctor Manette brings to Lucie about her husband?

2. What is Darnay's first impression of the imprisoned men and women?

3. What request does Lucie present to the four men holding her husband?

4. Where does Defarge take Charles Darnay when he arrives at the gates of Paris?

5. Who are the two witnesses Darnay names in his behalf?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe why Madame Defarge goes to visit Lucie.

2. Describe what Carton does when he visits Charles in prison.

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

4. Describe the Carmagnole.

5. Explain why Mr. Lorry is shocked at the sight of Jerry Cruncher.

6. Summarize the contents of the note Charles sends to Lucie.

7. Describe the evidence that the Tribunal has against Charles?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Lucie is one of the main constants throughout the novel. She is mentioned in all three parts of the story and everyone's life seems to revolve around her. Explain how Lucie and the characters intertwine as the book progresses.

2) What relationship does Lucie have with Doctor Manette, Miss Pross, Charles Darnay, Mr. Lorry, Mr. Stryver, the Defarges, and Sydney Carton.

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) 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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