Great Expectations Comprehension Test

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  • 1. 
    It is apparent midway through the novel that Miss Havisham raised Estella to _______.
    • A. 

      Become a house maiden

    • B. 

      Break the hearts of men

    • C. 

      Free her house of its dreadful curse

    • D. 

      Hide the secret hidden beneath the floor


  • 2. 
    While living in London, Pip admits to himself that any time he spends with _______ is constantly miserable.
    • A. 

      Estella

    • B. 

      Molly

    • C. 

      Mrs. Joe Gargery

    • D. 

      Mr. Jaggers


  • 3. 
    What is the most logical reason for Mrs. Joe's constantly insulting Pip and Joe during the early chapters of the book?
    • A. 

      She is insecure and angry that she has been left to care for Pip

    • B. 

      She is secretly in love with Mr. Jaggers and does not want Pip to find out

    • C. 

      She desires nothing more than to see Pip's brothers again

    • D. 

      She is mentally insane and believes all people to be her subjects


  • 4. 
    What was the "great expectation" that Pip expected for his twenty-first birthday?
    • A. 

      His benefactor would make her/himself known to Pip.

    • B. 

      Miss Havisham would give him more money.

    • C. 

      Estella would agree to marry him.

    • D. 

      He would finally get a job.


  • 5. 
    What is Pip's real name?
    • A. 

      Phillip Pirrip

    • B. 

      Herbert Peterson

    • C. 

      Pipulon the Magnificent

    • D. 

      Jack Phillip Jones


  • 6. 
    Which character was arrogant and unaware of his/her true parentage?

  • 7. 
    How does Bentley Drummle die?
    • A. 

      The convict from the marshes kills him

    • B. 

      His death is a mystery

    • C. 

      He is killed by Orlick

    • D. 

      He is thrown off a horse


  • 8. 
    Which of the following is the nickname that Pip gives to Herbert?
    • A. 

      Straight

    • B. 

      Handel

    • C. 

      The Tickler

    • D. 

      Camelot


  • 9. 
    Which of the following best describes Bentley Drummle?
    • A. 

      Savage and cruel

    • B. 

      Weak and easily frightened

    • C. 

      Frolicsome and fun loving

    • D. 

      Truthful and caring


  • 10. 
    When Mrs. Joe is attacked, what happens to her?
    • A. 

      She commits suicide

    • B. 

      She runs away and is never seen again

    • C. 

      She becomes a nicer, more caring woman

    • D. 

      She kills Joe Gargery


  • 11. 
    Which of the following characters is most embarrassed by Joe throughout the novel?
    • A. 

      Pip

    • B. 

      Biddy

    • C. 

      Ms. Havisham

    • D. 

      Estella


  • 12. 
    Whom does Pip initially believe to be his benefactor?
    • A. 

      His uncle, Pumblechook

    • B. 

      Estella's caretaker, Miss Havisham

    • C. 

      The convict in the marshes, Jaggers

    • D. 

      His sister, Mrs. Joe Gargery


  • 13. 
    Who is the father of Estella?
    • A. 

      Herbert

    • B. 

      Joe Gargery

    • C. 

      Mr. Jaggers

    • D. 

      Wemmick


  • 14. 
    Who eventually marries Biddy?
    • A. 

      Pip

    • B. 

      Joe Gargery

    • C. 

      Mr. Jaggers

    • D. 

      Herbert


  • 15. 
    Which character's alter ego is named Georgiana M'Ria?
    • A. 

      Estella

    • B. 

      Mrs. Joe

    • C. 

      Biddy

    • D. 

      Miss Havisham


  • 16. 
    Pip's love for Biddy is shadowed by his love for _____.
    • A. 

      Molly

    • B. 

      Roberta

    • C. 

      Dina

    • D. 

      Estella


  • 17. 
    _____ is Pip's brother-in-law, yet he acts as Pip's actual father.
    • A. 

      Wemmick

    • B. 

      Pumblechook

    • C. 

      Mr. Jaggers

    • D. 

      Joe Gargery


  • 18. 
    Pip receives a notification from _____ that he is to go to London. This is the first sign of Pip's great expectations.
    • A. 

      Pumblechook

    • B. 

      Mr. Jaggers

    • C. 

      Miss Havisham

    • D. 

      Biddy


  • 19. 
    _____ believes that he/she is the cause of Pip's good fortune.
    • A. 

      Miss Havisham

    • B. 

      Mr. Jaggers

    • C. 

      Molly

    • D. 

      Pumblechook


  • 20. 
    _____ is responsible for the attack on Mrs. Joe and tried to kill Pip.
    • A. 

      Joe Gargery

    • B. 

      Herbert

    • C. 

      Orlick

    • D. 

      Biddy


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