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 outcome of the struggle between Madame Defarge and Miss Pross?

2. What is Mr. Lorry's plan for the safe departure of Lucie, her daughter, her father, her husband, Miss Pross, and Jerry Cruncher?

3. What does Carton believe will happen to Charles?

4. Who are the three witnesses against Charles Darnay at his trial?

5. What does the audience yell out as Darnay's name is called?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Summarize the thoughts of the people on the night after Carton's execution.

3. What do Carton and Lorry discuss about the fate of Charles?

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

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

6. Describe what Little Lucie remembers about Sydney Carton years later.

7. How does Lucie make herself known to Charles each day?

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

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

10. Explain why Mr. Lorry is horrified to look out the window of Tellson's Bank.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

1) Evaluate the relationship between Madame Defarge and Monsieur Defarge.

2) How are they a good match?

3) How do they interact with one another? What are the qualities of their marriage?

4) Cite examples from the story proving their acceptance of one another and their role in the revolution?

Essay Topic 3

1) Compare the characters of Lucie and Sydney Carton.

2) Which character gives more to their relationship? Explain.

3) How do their views differ on life, marriage, and children?

4) Which character is more realistic in his or her view of life? Explain.

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