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A Tale Of Two Cities Book The First Chapter 1: "The Period"

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A Tale Of Two Cities Book The First Chapter 1: "the Period"

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Good and Evil

    • B. 

      Light and Darkness

    • C. 

      Wisdom and Foolishness

    • D. 

      Hope and Despair

  • 2. 
    What description is given for the King of France?
    • A. 

      King with a large jaw

    • B. 

      King with a plain face

    • C. 

      King with a small jaw

    • D. 

      King with a fair face

  • 3. 
    Who is the King of France during this time period?
    • A. 

      King George II

    • B. 

      King Louis XVI

    • C. 

      King Charles II

    • D. 

      King Henry VIII

  • 4. 
    What type of allusion is "loaves and fishes"?
    • A. 

      Literary

    • B. 

      Mythological

    • C. 

      Biblical

    • D. 

      HIstorical

  • 5. 
    In what year does the story open?
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      1781

    • C. 

      1783

    • D. 

      1775

  • 6. 
    Mrs. Southcott had just turned the age of . . .
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      18

    • C. 

      21

    • D. 

      25

  • 7. 
    Mrs. Southcott was well-known for her . . .
    • A. 

      Parties

    • B. 

      Political views

    • C. 

      Wealth

    • D. 

      Prophesies

  • 8. 
    The Cock-lane ghost . . .
    • A. 

      Rapped out messages

    • B. 

      Appeared during a full moon

    • C. 

      Threatened the King of England

    • D. 

      Was actually Jack the Ripper

  • 9. 
    Who is the "sister of the shield and the trident"?
    • A. 

      Hera, wife of Zeus

    • B. 

      Helen of Troy

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      Lady Liberty

  • 10. 
    All of the following might happen to a youth who did not kneel to a procession of monks EXCEPT. . .
    • A. 

      Cutting off his hands

    • B. 

      Placing his head on a fence post

    • C. 

      Pulling out his tongue with pincers

    • D. 

      Burning his body alive

  • 11. 
    The woodman represents . . .
    • A. 

      Death

    • B. 

      Life

    • C. 

      Hunger

    • D. 

      Fate

  • 12. 
    The symbol most likely representative of the woodman is . . .
    • A. 

      Guillotine

    • B. 

      Gallows

    • C. 

      Tumbrils

    • D. 

      Scythe

  • 13. 
    The farmer represents . . .
    • A. 

      Death

    • B. 

      Life

    • C. 

      Hunger

    • D. 

      Fate

  • 14. 
    The symbol most likely representative of the farmer is . . .
    • A. 

      Guillotine

    • B. 

      Gallows

    • C. 

      Tumbrils

    • D. 

      Scythe

  • 15. 
    What type of crime was most common in England at this time?
    • A. 

      Robbery

    • B. 

      Grave-digging

    • C. 

      Murder

    • D. 

      Picking pockets

  • 16. 
    The Highwaymen were really . . .
    • A. 

      Poor people without jobs

    • B. 

      City tradesmen

    • C. 

      Bankers

    • D. 

      Nobleman

  • 17. 
    What is a gaol?
    • A. 

      Type of soup

    • B. 

      A special key

    • C. 

      A jail cell

    • D. 

      Type of money

  • 18. 
    Who was considered "ever worse than useless"?
    • A. 

      The hangman

    • B. 

      The king

    • C. 

      The queen

    • D. 

      The thieves

  • 19. 
    Newgate is . . .
    • A. 

      The name of the castle

    • B. 

      The name of the city

    • C. 

      The name of the road

    • D. 

      The name of the prison

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      A type of clothing

    • B. 

      A type of gun

    • C. 

      A type of coach

    • D. 

      Type of horse

  • 21. 
    What were the robbed coaches usually carrying?
    • A. 

      Mail

    • B. 

      Textiles

    • C. 

      Weapons

    • D. 

      Food