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“Great Expectations” is a story by Charles Dickens. It was first published in book form in 1861. It is a classic coming of age story. This quiz involves understanding why Mrs. Joe gets the twenty-five pounds; why does Biddy come to live with the Gargerys, Pip’s great expectation, who will be Pip’s tutor, and what did Pip want Biddy to do for Joe. You unquestionably need to take this excellent quiz.


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  • 1. 

    Why did Joe go to see Mrs. Havisham?

    • A.

      Pip wanted to introduce him to Estella

    • B.

      Mrs. Joe made him go because she was curious

    • C.

      She was dying and he wanted to pay his respects

    • D.

      She asked him to discuss Pip's apprenticeship and pay for Pip's services.

    Correct Answer
    A. Pip wanted to introduce him to Estella
    Explanation
    Joe went to see Mrs. Havisham because Pip wanted to introduce him to Estella. This suggests that Pip wanted Joe to meet Estella, possibly because he valued Joe's opinion and wanted Joe to form an impression of her. It could also indicate that Pip wanted Joe to be involved in his relationship with Estella and potentially provide guidance or support.

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  • 2. 

    Why does Mrs. Joe get the twenty-five pounds?

  • 3. 

    For what purpose does Pip wish to return to Miss Havisham's after he is dismissed?

  • 4. 

    Why does Biddy come to live with the Gargerys"

  • 5. 

    Explain, "Brag is a good dog, but Holdfast is better."

    • A.

      Pip's pet is much smarter than Estella's

    • B.

      It is better to keep your word than to make weak promises

    • C.

      Brag and Holdfast are two of the dogs used to hunt the escaped convict

    • D.

      Confidence is good to have, but determination is better

    Correct Answer
    D. Confidence is good to have, but determination is better
    Explanation
    The statement "Brag is a good dog, but Holdfast is better" is an analogy comparing two qualities: confidence and determination. It suggests that while confidence is a positive trait to possess, determination is even more valuable. This implies that having confidence alone may not be sufficient to achieve success or overcome challenges, but having determination can lead to better outcomes.

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  • 6. 

    What is Pip's great expectation?

    • A.

      He will become an excellent blacksmith and marry Biddy

    • B.

      Miss Havisham will employ him and let him live in her house

    • C.

      Mrs. Joe will die and leave him and Joe in peace

    • D.

      He will be educated, become a gentleman, and have a benefactor

    Correct Answer
    D. He will be educated, become a gentleman, and have a benefactor
    Explanation
    In the novel "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens, Pip's great expectation refers to his desire to be educated, become a gentleman, and have a benefactor. This expectation is set in motion when Pip receives a mysterious inheritance from an unknown benefactor, which allows him to leave his humble upbringing and pursue a higher social status. Throughout the story, Pip strives to improve himself and fulfill his great expectation, facing various challenges and discovering the true nature of his benefactor along the way.

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  • 7. 

    Who will be Pip's Tutor?

    • A.

      Matthew Pocket

    • B.

      Estella

    • C.

      Biddy

    • D.

      Mr. Wopsle

    Correct Answer
    A. Matthew Pocket
    Explanation
    Pip's tutor will be Matthew Pocket.

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  • 8. 

    What did Pip want Biddy to do for Joe?  Why?

    • A.

      Care for hime if Mrs. Joe died, so he would not be alone

    • B.

      Educate him so that Pip would not be embarrassed of him

    • C.

      Cheer him up because he had so oppressed by Mrs. Joe.

    • D.

      Make a new suit of Sunday clothes because his old ones were shabby

    Correct Answer
    B. Educate him so that Pip would not be embarrassed of him
    Explanation
    Pip wanted Biddy to educate Joe so that Pip would not be embarrassed of him. This suggests that Pip felt ashamed of Joe's lack of education and wanted him to improve in order to fit in with the higher social class that Pip aspired to be a part of. Pip believed that if Joe received an education, he would become more refined and presentable, which would reflect positively on Pip himself.

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