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 Darnay's first impression of the imprisoned men and women?

2. What is the plan Doctor Manette tells to Lucie so that Charles can see her from a prison window?

3. How many people are condemned to die on the same day as Charles?

4. What is the outcome of the struggle between Madame Defarge and Miss Pross?

5. What are Carton's true feelings about Mr. Lorry?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe how La Guillotine is used as a symbol of the patriots.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Describe the one thing that Monsieur Defarge does not agree with about his wife's thinking.

10. How does Carton help the seamstress who is being executed before him?

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) Analyze the image of La Guillotine. What does La Guillotine symbolize?

2) What images does Dickens use to describe La Guillotine as it is being used?

3) How do these images have different meaning for different people?

Essay Topic 3

1) Compare and contrast the characters of Mr. Lorry and Jerry Cruncher.

2) Summarize the impact each character has on one another.

3) How is each character realistic in his view toward life, considering the time period in which the story takes place?

4) How do their roles as businessmen differ? Cite examples from the novel.

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