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 Carton doing as he rides in the death cart?

2. Who does Mr. Lorry leave with Lucie, her child, and Miss Pross at their new lodgings?

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

4. How long has Charles been in prison at this point?

5. Why do Lucie and Charles not hire a housekeeper?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the result of the encounter between Miss Pross and Madame Defarge.

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

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

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

5. Describe the reaction of the crowd in the courtyard have toward Doctor Manette when he reveals who he is.

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

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

8. How does Doctor Manette manage to communicate messages between Charles and Lucie?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

1) Analyze the resolution of the story as it relates to each of the characters in the novel.

2) Explain the metamorphosis each character experiences in the final chapter.

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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