SHORT ANSWER STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS - A Tale of Two Cities

 

I(1-4)

1. Dickens describes England and France in 1775. How does he compare them? (1)

2. Both kings are described as having large jaws; what is Dickens telling us about them? (1)

3. Why are the Dover mail drivers and passengers so apprehensive of each other? (2)

4. How does Dickens describe human beings? (3)

5. Explain the meaning of "recalled to life." (4)

6. Identify Jarvis Lorry. (4)

7. Why does Lucie faint upon hearing Mr. Lorry's story? (4)

 

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1. Dickens uses the broken cask of wine's spilling in the street to foreshadow what future event? (5)

2. What is the significance of so many "Jacques" in Defarge's wine shop? (5)

3. Who are seen peeping through a hole in the wall at Dr. Manette? (5)

4. Why has Defarge allowed them to look in? (5)

5. What is Dr. Manette doing when Mr. Lorry and Lucie first see him? (5)

6. Describe Madame Defarge. (6)

7. What is Dr. Manette's mental state? (6)

8. Identify One Hundred and Five, North Tower. (6)

9. How does Lucie react to Dr. Manette? (6)

 

II (1-4)

1. What does Jerry Cruncher object to his wife doing? (1)

2. Who is Charles Darnay? (2)

3. Identify Mr. Stryver. (3)

4. Who is Mr. Carton? (3)

5. Why is Darnay acquitted? (3)

6. How does Mr. Carton feel about himself? (4)

 

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1. What name does Stryver call Carton? (5)

2. What words does Dickens use to describe Stryver and Carton? (5)

3. What does Carton actually do for Stryver? (5)

4. How does Dickens describe the Manettes' home? (6)

5. How does Dickens describe the privileged class in France? (7)

6. What feelings does Monsieur the Marquis have toward the child his carriage has run

down? (7)

7. What is the countryside of France like? (8)