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A Tale of Two Cities
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04/17/2011

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Author of A Tale of Two Cities
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Charles Dickens
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What two cities does the title refer to?
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London and Paris
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Why does Dickens use the phrase “recalled to life” in reference to Doctor Manette?
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Because he was released from prison
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How does Sydney Carton save Charles Darnay from being found guilty of treason during the trial in England?
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He points out the resemblance between Darnay and himself
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During the day Jerry Cruncher is a porter for Tellson’s Bank. What is his occupation at night?
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Grave Robber
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What is Madame Defarge knitting?
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a register of people who will be condemned to die after the Revolution
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Why does the Doctor keep himself busy by making shoes after Lucie and Darnay get married?
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He realizes that Darnay is the son of the man who sent him to prison
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Why does Darnay return to France in 1792?
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To help his family’s steward, who is in prison for helping Darnay
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What three people denounce Darnay when the revolutionaries arrest him for a second time in France?
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Monsieur and Madame Defarge and Doctor Manette
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How does Madame Defarge die?
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She accidentally shoots herself.
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How does Carton get Darnay out of prison?
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He changes clothes with Darnay, drugs him, and arranges for the guards to take Darnay out of the prison in his place.
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Who said the following: “I have sometimes sat alone here of an evening, listening, until I have made the echoes out to be the echoes of all the footsteps that are coming by-and-by into our lives.”
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Lucie Manette
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Who said the following: “ When the time comes, let loose a tiger and a devil; but wait for the time with the tiger and the devil chained—not shown, yet always ready.”
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Madame Defarge
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Who said the following: “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”
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Sydney Carton
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A Tale of Two Cities opens in 1775. Which of the following does not characterize this period?
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The guillotine stands as a much-feared fixture on the streets of Paris.
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Why are the drivers of the Dover mail coach hesitant to stop for Jerry Cruncher’s message?
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They fear that he is a highwayman attempting to rob the passengers
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What object does Doctor Manette keep during his imprisonment in order to escape “in spirit”?
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A lock of his wife’s hair
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By what name do the men in Defarge’s wine shop call their fellow revolutionaries?
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Jacques
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What skill did Doctor Manette develop in order to pass the time during his incarceration?

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Shoemaking
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What symbol does Dickens use to portend the bloodshed of the French Revolution?
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The broken wine cask
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During her testimony, to whom does Lucie claim that Charles Darnay alluded on the boat ride from Calais to Dover?

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George Washington
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After Darnay’s acquittal, why does Sydney Carton claim to dislike him?

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Darnay reminds him of how far he has fallen and everything he might have been.
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To which animal does Dickens compare Sydney Carton?

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A jackal
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A Tale of Two Cities was published in weekly installments from April to November of what year?

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1859
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What image does Dickens frequently use to describe Lucie Manette?

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A golden thread
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What sound does Lucie often hear echoing off the street when she is in her home?

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Footsteps
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Which of the following characters is related to the Marquis, whose carriage runs down a small child?

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Charles Darnay
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Who does Miss Pross believe is the ideal suitor for Lucie Manette?

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Her brother, Solomon
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What does Mr. Lorry try to persuade Mr. Stryver not to do?
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Propose to Lucie Manette
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Who promises Lucie Manette that he would, if necessary, die for her?

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Sydney Carton
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What does Jerry Cruncher frequently go out to do at night?

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Dig up bodies in the cemetery
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Who informs the Defarges that Lucie Manette has married Charles Darnay?

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John Barsad
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On the night after Lucie and Charles are married, what does Doctor Manette do?

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He reverts to his prison pastime of making shoes.
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During the storming of the Bastille, who decapitates the fortress’s guard?

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Madame Defarge
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Why does the Paris mob kill Foulon?

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Because he suggested that starving people should eat grass
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What is the duration of Manette’s psychological relapse after Lucie leaves for her honeymoon?

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Nine days
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Who develops a habit of watching and speaking to Lucie as she waits on a Paris street corner each day, hoping that Darnay will be able to see her from his prison window?
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A wood-sawyer
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Who does the spy John Barsad turn out to be?

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Miss Pross’ brother, Solomon
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Why was Doctor Manette imprisoned?

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The Marquis Evrémonde feared that Manette would reveal one of the Marquis’ dark secrets.
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John Basard
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Spy
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Jerry Cruncher
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Grave robber and works for TellsonsBank
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Jaques
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French Revolutionaries
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Earnest Defarge
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Wine shop owner and french revoluionary
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Mr. stryver
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a successful lawyer who is a selfish and ambitious man. He employs Carton and defends Darnay in England.
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Mr. Lorry
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good family friend of the mannettes,and works for tellsons bank, and is around 60yrsold