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A Tale of Two Cities opens in 1775. Which of the following does not characterize this period?
The British colonies in America have just presented a list of grievances to the King of England
Crime and capital punishment plague the streets of London
The guillotine stands as a much-feared fixture on the streets of Paris
The French aristocracy causes great suffering among the lower classes
Why are the drivers of the Dover mail coach hesitant to stop for Jerry Cruncher’s message?
They fear that he is a highwayman attempting to rob the passengers
They fear that stopping will put them behind schedule for delivering the mail in a timely fashion
They have been charged with the safety of Jarvis Lorry, one of the coach’s passengers
Jerry Cruncher’s troublesome reputation precedes him
What object does Doctor Manette keep during his imprisonment in order to escape “in spirit”?
A picture of his wife and daughter
A keg of wine
A lock of his wife’s hair
By what name do the men in Defarge’s wine shop call their fellow revolutionaries?
What skill did Doctor Manette develop in order to pass the time during his incarceration?
What symbol does Dickens use to portend the bloodshed of the French Revolution?
The Dover mail coach
The broken wine cask
Madame Defarge’s malevolent stare
During her testimony, to whom does Lucie claim that Charles Darnay alluded on the boat ride from Calais to Dover?
After Darnay’s acquittal, why does Sydney Carton claim to dislike him?
Darnay is unattractive and mean-spirited
Darnay abuses the love of Lucie Manette
Darnay reminds him of how far he has fallen and everything he might have been
Even though he has been acquitted, Darnay is a traitor
To which animal does Dickens compare Sydney Carton?
A Tale of Two Cities was published in weekly installments from April to November of what year?
What image does Dickens frequently use to describe Lucie Manette?
An earth-bound angel
A golden thread
A tiger lily
A calm in a storm
What sound does Lucie often hear echoing off the street when she is in her home?
The yells of the crowd at public executions
A choir singing
Which of the following characters is related to the Marquis, whose carriage runs down a small child?
Who does Miss Pross believe is the ideal suitor for Lucie Manette?
Her brother, Solomon
She believes that no man is good enough for Lucie
What does Mr. Lorry try to persuade Mr. Stryver not to do?
Propose to Lucie Manette
Invest his money in Tellson’s Bank
Drop Sydney Carton as a business colleague
Visit Paris at a time of political turmoil
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