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Great Expectations Ch. 8-12

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Great Expectations Ch. 8-12

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Identify Miss Havisham
    • A. 

      Town School Teacher

    • B. 

      Joe's Aunt

    • C. 

      An elderly spinster jilted on her wedding day

    • D. 

      The minister's niece

  • 2. 
    Identify Estella
    • A. 

      The daughter of Biddy

    • B. 

      A young girl raised by Miss Havisham

    • C. 

      A nurse

    • D. 

      Miss Havisham's companion

  • 3. 
    Identify Biddy.
    • A. 

      Mr. Wopsle's niece

    • B. 

      The housekeeper

    • C. 

      Estella's daughter

    • D. 

      Havisham's nephew

  • 4. 
    How does Pip describe Miss Havisham's House?
    • A. 

      He says it is like a castle with golf candlesticks and marble fireplaces.

    • B. 

      He tells them it is dark, gloomy, and decaying.

    • C. 

      He describes extravagance and splendor with a velvet coach, dogs, and games with flags.

    • D. 

      He tells them it is gaudy and overdone with mirrors, a ballroom, and two rooms full of knickknacks from around the world.

  • 5. 
    Why doesn't Pip tell the truth about Miss Havisham?
    • A. 

      She has threatened to beat him if he does.

    • B. 

      He is afraid of being misunderstood, or thought to be insulting her.

    • C. 

      He wants Ms. Joe to be jealous of his good fortune.

    • D. 

      He think he will not be allowed to return if the truth is known.

  • 6. 
    How does Pip feel about himself after first meeting Miss Havisham?
    • A. 

      Coarse and common and no longer wants to be a blacksmith.

    • B. 

      Lucky - to be raised by hand by Mrs. Joe

    • C. 

      Pleased because of his ability to cheer up a sad person.

    • D. 

      Feels proud of his humble life

  • 7. 
    What does Pip want from Biddy?
    • A. 

      To visit Miss Havisham with him

    • B. 

      To live with her to escape his miserable house.

    • C. 

      To know everything she knows about his parents

    • D. 

      Wants her to teach him to read and write.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      The soldiers are in there. They recognize Joe as the blacksmith, and are talking about the arrest.

    • B. 

      The innkeeper has a pair of filed-apart ankle chains hanging on the wall. He says he has recently found them in the marsh.

    • C. 

      Mr. Wopsle gets drunk and starts talking about it.

    • D. 

      Another patron (also a convict) uses Joe's file to stir his drink, and gives Pip money.

  • 9. 
    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron..." (Look up the rest of the quote in the book or your notes).  Explain the significance of this quote with regard to Pip.
    • A. 

      He is falling in love with Estella

    • B. 

      It is his fate to be a blacksmith because his parents are dead and he has to do what his sister wants.

    • C. 

      His whole life has changed by meeting the convict

    • D. 

      Miss Havisham has been a bad influence on him

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