A Tale Of Two Cities Book II Test

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  • 1. 
    The setting of Book II is how much later than the setting of Book I?
    • A. 

      Five years later

    • B. 

      France, not England

    • C. 

      The following month

    • D. 

      Beauvais, not Versailles

  • 2. 
    Besides working for Tellson's Bank, Jerry Cruncher is
    • A. 

      A coachman

    • B. 

      A lawyer

    • C. 

      A graverobber

    • D. 

      A government informant

  • 3. 
    Cruncer is annoyed at his wife for
    • A. 

      Not keeping the house more immaculate.

    • B. 

      Praying.

    • C. 

      Rarely cooking.

    • D. 

      Her sarcastic remarks.

  • 4. 
    Old Bailey is....
    • A. 

      A lawyer

    • B. 

      A pub

    • C. 

      A wine shop

    • D. 

      A court

  • 5. 
    During the trial, Stryver must defend
    • A. 

      The Englishman banker Lorry for embezzeling funds

    • B. 

      The Englshman Darnay for treason against France

    • C. 

      The Frenchman banker Lorry for embezzeling funds

    • D. 

      The Frenchman Darnay for treason against England

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      He travelled frequently under an assumed name

    • B. 

      He agreed with Washington's case against England

    • C. 

      He bore a striking resemeblance to Dr. Manette

    • D. 

      He was accused by Barsad and Cly

  • 7. 
    The man most responsible for winning the defendant his freedom was....
    • A. 

      Darnay

    • B. 

      Carton

    • C. 

      Dr. Manette

    • D. 

      Cruncher

  • 8. 
    Mr. Stryver can be described best as
    • A. 

      Wicked

    • B. 

      Modest

    • C. 

      Genuine

    • D. 

      Ambitious

  • 9. 
    Charles Darnay originally left France because of his intent to
    • A. 

      Work for a major publishing company

    • B. 

      Protest the excesses of the aristractic regime

    • C. 

      Marry a wealthy woman

    • D. 

      Seek his ow fortune

  • 10. 
    Charles Darnay later returned to France to
    • A. 

      Attend a family funeral

    • B. 

      Make sure he got his uncle's will taken care of

    • C. 

      Search for his lost inheritance

    • D. 

      Save a family servant

  • 11. 
    Darnay is Evermonde's
    • A. 

      Son

    • B. 

      Nephew

    • C. 

      Brother-in-law

    • D. 

      Servant

  • 12. 
    Charles Darnay supports himself in England by...
    • A. 

      Painting portraits

    • B. 

      Being a spy

    • C. 

      Writing novels

    • D. 

      Teaching the French language

  • 13. 
    Evremonde is killed by
    • A. 

      A fall from a horse

    • B. 

      Ironically run over by his own carriage

    • C. 

      A knife attack by a peasant

    • D. 

      An incompetent doctor

  • 14. 
    Before Charles marries Lucie, he
    • A. 

      Consults with Sydney Carton

    • B. 

      Draws up a will

    • C. 

      Publishes his book

    • D. 

      Talks to Dr. Manette

  • 15. 
    Dr. Manette suffers a relapse in England when....
    • A. 

      He is visited by a former prison inmate

    • B. 

      Darnay marries Lucie

    • C. 

      He receives a mysterious letter

    • D. 

      Carton describes events in Paris

  • 16. 
    After Dr. Manette's relapse and once he starts to get better, Lorry and Pross
    • A. 

      Decide that they must burn the shoemaker's bench for the doctor's benefit

    • B. 

      Deny any knowledge of the mysterious letter

    • C. 

      Confide in Lucie regarding her father's condition

    • D. 

      Dismantle(take apart) the shoemaker's bench

  • 17. 
    Before leaving for Paris, Darnay left behind
    • A. 

      One letter for Dr. Manette and one letter for Lucie

    • B. 

      Instructions concerning his will

    • C. 

      Money for Lucie's trip to Paris for he couldn't wait for her to join him

    • D. 

      A self-portrait for his wife and a flower for his daughter

  • 18. 
    The Bastille is
    • A. 

      The English embassy

    • B. 

      The king's palace

    • C. 

      A prison

    • D. 

      St. Evremonde's estate

  • 19. 
    The fact that Charles Darnay was drawn to France like a "Loadstone Rock" was pulling him ---even knowing what he was most likely facing when he arrived there .......shows the reader that Darnay was a ____________________ type of character.
    • A. 

      Vindictive and hateful

    • B. 

      Genuine and unimpeachable

    • C. 

      Thoughtful and timorous

    • D. 

      Demur and full of debauchery

  • 20. 
    Beauvais is...
    • A. 

      The boat on which Darnay returns to England

    • B. 

      A famous general

    • C. 

      A river in Paris, France

    • D. 

      The village where Dr. Manette had lived in France

  • 21. 
    Gaspard was executed for the murder of the Marquis
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Madame Defarge's knitting holds multiple secrets within its stitches
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Although Dr. Manette now knows Charles's true identity, Lucie is ignorant of it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Lucie tells Charles that she believes Sydney Carton is capable of magnanimous (wonderful, outstandingly great and unselfish) things!
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    The French Revolution began in July, 1789. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False