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Dickens, Great Expectations. Chapters 1-7 Quiz


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  • 1. 
    Identify Pip, Mrs. Joe, and Joe
    • A. 

      Pip is an orphaned buy who lives with his sister (Mrs. Joe) and her husband (Joe), a blacksmith

    • B. 

      Pip is Mrs. Joe's Uncle. Mrs Joe is the wife of Joe, a farmer

    • C. 

      Pip is a gentleman and scholar. He rooms with Joe, a lawyer, and his wife, Mrs. Joe

    • D. 

      Pip is a servant. He works for a wealthy family - Joe and Mrs. Joe

  • 2. 
    Who does Pip meet in the graveyard?
    • A. 

      The minister

    • B. 

      His secret girlfriend

    • C. 

      His secret boyfriend

    • D. 

      A convict

  • 3. 
    What is Pip ordered to fetch under threat of losing his heart and liver?
    • A. 

      Money and a gun

    • B. 

      A file and some food

    • C. 

      A saw and a map

    • D. 

      Dry clothes and a crowbar

  • 4. 
    Explain how Pip and Joe were "brought up by hand."
    • A. 

      Mrs. Joe amde all of their food and clothing by hand

    • B. 

      Mrs. Joe nursed them both back to health when they got sick.

    • C. 

      Mrs. Joe frequently spanked Pip and threatened Joe

    • D. 

      Mrs. Joe took an active interest in everything Joe and Pip did

  • 5. 
    What did Pip do which caused him to have a guilty conscience?
    • A. 

      He stole money from Joe's shop

    • B. 

      He told Mr. Pumblechook that his sister was cruel

    • C. 

      He took pork pie from the house

    • D. 

      He broke Mrs. Joe's favorite dish

  • 6. 
    Why does Joe give Pip more gravy during dinner?
    • A. 

      He thinks Pip is too thin and needs to be fed more

    • B. 

      He likes to do things deliberately to get Mrs. Joe angry

    • C. 

      It is the only Christmas present Joe can afford

    • D. 

      He is trying to compensate for Mr. Pumblechook's criticism of Pip

  • 7. 
    Joe says, "We don't know what you have done, but we wouldn't have you starved to death for it, poor miserable-fellow creature."  What do we learn from Joe's character from this quote?
    • A. 

      He is kind-hearted and cares about others' needs. He can overlook faults and see a person as a fellow human being who should be treated considerately.

    • B. 

      He is naive and unsuspecting. He is easily tricked.

    • C. 

      He is overly-generous, but exceedingly dim-witted

    • D. 

      He is secretly a rebel. He does not believe in the laws of Britain and he would spit in the face of the king.

  • 8. 
    Identify Mr. Wopsle
    • A. 

      Church Organist

    • B. 

      Preacher

    • C. 

      Teacher

    • D. 

      Church Clerk

  • 9. 
    Identify Mr. Pumblechook.
    • A. 

      Owner of a general store

    • B. 

      A farmer

    • C. 

      Joe's Uncle

    • D. 

      A bar owner

  • 10. 
    What happened when Pip met the convict in the marshes for a second time?
    • A. 

      The convict was not happy with the food and he hit Pip in the mouth.

    • B. 

      Pip gave the convict what he asked for and then told him that there was another escaped convict on the loose in the marsh area.

    • C. 

      The convict spit in Pip's face and then rubbed his wetted face in the dirt until Pip sufficated.

    • D. 

      The convict was not there.

  • 11. 
    At the end of chapter 4, why did Pip "run for his life," and why didn't he get far?
    • A. 

      He wanted to get away from the convict as quickly as possible, but he was caught and beaten up anyway.

    • B. 

      He thought Mr. Pumblechook was going to beat him with his wooden shoe. He slipped on the floor and did not get very far.

    • C. 

      He accidently spit water in the face of Mrs. Joe after Joe passed gas at the dinner table. He did not get far because Pumblechook took his wooden shoe off and knocked the running Pip down to the ground.

    • D. 

      He knew Mrs. Joe would go on a rampage when she dicovered the missing pork pie. He didn't get far because there were soldiers at his door.

  • 12. 
    What are the two convicts arguing about when they are captured?
    • A. 

      A file

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Attempted murder

    • D. 

      Directions of escape

  • 13. 
    What news did Mrs. Joe bring at the end of chapter 7?
    • A. 

      Miss Havisham wanted Pip to go play at her house

    • B. 

      Pip won an award at school

    • C. 

      She was going to have a baby

    • D. 

      She was leaving Joe and Pip for another man