Quiz: A Tale Of Two Cities Trivia!

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What do you know about the book, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens? Would you like to try this quiz? The story is set in London, Paris before and during the French Revolution. It is said to be one of the best-selling novels of all time, selling an impressive 200 million copies. If you want to learn more about A Tale of Two Cities, look no further than this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What business do the Defarges own?
    • A. 

      They don't. They are part of the French poor.

    • B. 

      A cemetary

    • C. 

      A prison

    • D. 

      A wine shop

  • 2. 
    All of the patrons of the wine shop stop talking and turn to look when who enters?
    • A. 

      Defarge, accompanied by a blue-capped "mender of roads"

    • B. 

      Defarge, accompanied by a group of Jacques

    • C. 

      Madame Defarge, accompanied by Lucie Manette

    • D. 

      Madame Defarge, accompanied by Jacques of the police

  • 3. 
    What do the revolutionaries, like Monsieur Defarge, call each other?
    • A. 

      Gaspard

    • B. 

      Gabelle

    • C. 

      Jacques (followed by a number)

    • D. 

      Nothing; they communicate through hand signals

  • 4. 
    Why, according to chapter 15, might the man who killed the Marquis NOT be executed?
    • A. 

      A petition was submitted to the King and Queen that his child's death drove him insane

    • B. 

      Because the king and queen hated the Marquis and his family in the first place

    • C. 

      Defarge helped formulate a plan to help him escape from prison

    • D. 

      The mender of the roads had helped him to run away

  • 5. 
    Who delivered the petition to the King that might have saved the man?
    • A. 

      Defarge

    • B. 

      Charles Darnay

    • C. 

      Gabelle

    • D. 

      The mender of roads

  • 6. 
    What story does Jacques 5 tell?
    • A. 

      He tells the story of the Marquis' murderer hanging from the chains under the carriage

    • B. 

      He tells what he heard of how the Marquis was murdered

    • C. 

      He tells the story of Sydney Carton in the courtroom

    • D. 

      He tells the story of Stryver planning on proposing to Lucie

  • 7. 
    What action changed the culture of the town and made women and children scared to draw water from the fountain?
    • A. 

      There were whispers that spies would be posted there to observe the townspeople

    • B. 

      The royal army was on watch there

    • C. 

      The Marquis' murderer was hung right beside of the fountain

    • D. 

      A statue of the Marquis was erected there

  • 8. 
    Where is the register of all who have committed crimes against the French poor and are slated to die?
    • A. 

      Madame Defarge keeps it knotted up with her coins

    • B. 

      Madame Defarge knits their names in code

    • C. 

      Monsieur Defarge keeps it in the garret where Dr. Manette stayed

    • D. 

      Monsieur Defarge hid it in 105 North Tower

  • 9. 
    What does the mender of roads want to see before he goes home?
    • A. 

      The King and Queen

    • B. 

      The Bastille prison

    • C. 

      Madame Defarge

    • D. 

      Dr. Manette's shoes

  • 10. 
    Why are the Defarge's not angry when the mender of roads cheers "Long live the King!"?
    • A. 

      They say it just adds to the deception by concealing the true feelings of the revolutionaries

    • B. 

      They are going to kill the mender of roads anyway

    • C. 

      They are going to plant the mender of roads as a spy in the king's court

    • D. 

      They are going to plant the mender of roads as a spy in the Manette household

  • 11. 
    What does Jacques of the Police tell the Defarges on their way back from Versailles?
    • A. 

      That the royal army is waiting for them (and what time they should arrive to avoid them)

    • B. 

      That a new spy has been commissioned to their district (and what he looks like)

    • C. 

      That Defarge's petition was thrown away before the king had even read it

    • D. 

      That the parade of royalty was to come through St. Antoine the next day

  • 12. 
    What is the spy's name?
    • A. 

      John Barsad

    • B. 

      Gaspard

    • C. 

      Charles Darnay

    • D. 

      Gabelle

  • 13. 
    Where have we met John Barsad before?
    • A. 

      He was one of the men serving the Marquis his hot chocolate

    • B. 

      He was one of the men in the outer room bowing down to the Marquis

    • C. 

      He was a patient of Dr. Manette

    • D. 

      He was a witness against Darnay in the trial

  • 14. 
    Why is Defarge depressed in chapter 16?
    • A. 

      He wishes Dr. Manette were still there

    • B. 

      They don't have enough wine to keep the shop open

    • C. 

      The preparations for vengeance are taking too long, in his opinion

    • D. 

      He realizes that perhaps violence is not the answer

  • 15. 
    What is Defarge's ultimate worry?
    • A. 

      He's afraid he won't see the fruits of his efforts and won't see anyone die

    • B. 

      He's afraid that wealthy people will die because he just went along with what others wanted him to do

    • C. 

      He is worried for Madame Defarge's life

    • D. 

      He is worried for his own life

  • 16. 
    What symbol does Madame Defarge use so her patrons know there is danger and it is best to stop talking and leave when they can?
    • A. 

      She tapped her fingers on the bar in a pattern

    • B. 

      She drank wine

    • C. 

      She placed a rose in her headdress

    • D. 

      She "accidently" knocked over her coin bowl

  • 17. 
    When John Barsad calls Monsieur Defarge by the name "Jacques," what is Defarge's response?
    • A. 

      My name is Ernest Defarge, not Jacques.

    • B. 

      They call me Jacques Four.

    • C. 

      That is not me. That is my wife, Madame Defarge

    • D. 

      He punches Barsad in the nose.

  • 18. 
    What information relating to Defarge does Barsad know?
    • A. 

      He knows that Monsieur Defarge was on the boat that carried Dr. Manette back to England

    • B. 

      He knows that Dr. Manette had been kept in the garret above the wineshop and that Lucie and Lorry took Dr. Manette back to England

    • C. 

      He knows that Defarge wrote a letter to Lucie asking if he and his wife could come to England

    • D. 

      He knows the date that the Defarges bought the wine shop and how much inventory they have of each item

  • 19. 
    Who else's name does Madame Defarge knit alongside Barsad's? 
    • A. 

      Mender of Roads

    • B. 

      Defarge

    • C. 

      Jacques of the Police

    • D. 

      Charles Darnay

  • 20. 
    What image is used in the final paragraph alongside the image of women who currently knit outside of and around churches? 
    • A. 

      Women knitting around the fireplace

    • B. 

      That women will stop knitting when the revolution begins

    • C. 

      Women knitting around the guillotine

    • D. 

      Women knitting baby stockings

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