Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why is Tupman challenged to a duel in Rochester?
Tupman is challenged to a duel in Rochester because he was wearing the coat that he had lent to a stranger the night before. The stranger had made advances on a woman who was courting Dr. Slammer. Tupman is mistaken for the man because of the coat.
2. What happens when Tupman shows up for the duel he was challeneged to?
When Tupman shows up for his duel, Dr. Slammer notices that he is the wrong man and cancels the duel and lets Tupman and his seconds go along their way.
3. What do the Pickwickians see when at Chatham?
When the Pickwickians go to Chatham they see a military group performing maneuvers and training details.
4. Who do Snodgrass and Tupman find attractive while in Chatham?
When the Pickwickians are invited to join Mr. Wardle's picnic in Chatham, Snodgrass is attracted to Emily, Mr. Wardle's daughter, while Tupman is attracted to the spinster, Rachael, Wardle's sister.
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