Great Expectations Novel Trivia Quiz!

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Have you ever read Charles Dicken’s novel, Great Expectations? This quiz will tell the tale. It was written in 1861. The main character, Pip, is the protagonist and narrator. He is one of the most popular characters in English literature. The book is a coming of age story that follows Pip from childhood into adulthood. If you are studying the book, Great Expectations, this quiz may be helpful to you.


Questions and Answers
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Pip is an orphaned buy who lives with his sister (Mrs. Joe) and her husband (Joe), a blacksmith
    Explanation
    Pip is the main character in the story who is an orphaned boy. He lives with his sister, Mrs. Joe, and her husband, Joe, who is a blacksmith. This information provides a clear understanding of the relationship between Pip, Mrs. Joe, and Joe, and their roles in the story.

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  • 2. 

    Who does Pip meet in the graveyard?

    • A.

      The minister

    • B.

      His secret girlfriend

    • C.

      His secret boyfriend

    • D.

      A convict

    Correct Answer
    D. A convict
    Explanation
    In the graveyard, Pip meets a convict. This encounter is a significant event in the story as it sets off a chain of events that shape Pip's life. The convict threatens Pip and demands food and a file to remove his leg iron. Despite being scared, Pip helps the convict by stealing food and a file from his sister's house. This meeting plays a crucial role in the development of Pip's character and his journey towards becoming a gentleman.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. A file and some food
    Explanation
    Pip is ordered to fetch a file and some food under threat of losing his heart and liver. This suggests that Pip is being held captive and the person who has captured him wants him to retrieve these items. The file may be used to escape or unlock something, while the food is likely to sustain Pip during his captivity. The threat of losing his heart and liver emphasizes the seriousness of the situation and the consequences if Pip fails to comply.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Mrs. Joe frequently spanked Pip and threatened Joe
    Explanation
    Pip and Joe were "brought up by hand" because Mrs. Joe frequently spanked Pip and threatened Joe. This phrase suggests that they were raised with strict discipline and punishment. Mrs. Joe's actions of physically disciplining Pip and verbally threatening Joe indicate a harsh upbringing, where obedience and fear were enforced. This form of upbringing contrasts with a more nurturing and caring approach, as mentioned in the other options.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. He took pork pie from the house
    Explanation
    Pip's guilty conscience was caused by him taking the pork pie from the house. This action goes against his moral values and he feels remorseful for stealing. It shows that Pip understands the concept of right and wrong and feels guilty for his wrongdoing.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. He is trying to compensate for Mr. Pumblechook's criticism of Pip
    Explanation
    Joe gives Pip more gravy during dinner because he is trying to compensate for Mr. Pumblechook's criticism of Pip. This suggests that Joe wants to support and protect Pip, as he is aware of the negative comments made by Mr. Pumblechook. By giving Pip more gravy, Joe is showing his care and concern for Pip's well-being, possibly hoping to boost his confidence and make him feel better after being criticized.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    From this quote, we learn that Joe is kind-hearted and compassionate. He demonstrates empathy towards others by expressing concern for their well-being, even if he is unaware of their actions or mistakes. Joe's statement suggests that he believes in treating everyone with consideration and understanding, regardless of their circumstances. This shows that Joe is a caring individual who values the importance of treating others with kindness and compassion.

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  • 8. 

    Identify Mr. Wopsle

    • A.

      Church Organist

    • B.

      Preacher

    • C.

      Teacher

    • D.

      Church Clerk

    Correct Answer
    D. Church Clerk
    Explanation
    Mr. Wopsle is identified as the Church Clerk because the other options, such as Church Organist, Preacher, and Teacher, are roles that are typically associated with more prominent positions within a church. The Church Clerk, on the other hand, is responsible for administrative tasks and record-keeping, which would align with the less prominent role that Mr. Wopsle seems to have.

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  • 9. 

    Identify Mr. Pumblechook.

    • A.

      Owner of a general store

    • B.

      A farmer

    • C.

      Joe's Uncle

    • D.

      A bar owner

    Correct Answer
    C. Joe's Uncle
    Explanation
    Mr. Pumblechook is identified as Joe's uncle. This can be inferred from the given options, where the other choices do not mention any relation to Joe. Therefore, it can be concluded that Mr. Pumblechook is Joe's uncle.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    When Pip met the convict in the marshes for a second time, Pip complied with the convict's request and gave him what he asked for. Additionally, Pip informed the convict about the presence of another escaped convict in the marsh area.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Attempted murder
    Explanation
    The two convicts are arguing about attempted murder when they are captured. This suggests that they were discussing or involved in a crime of trying to kill someone.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Miss Havisham wanted Pip to go play at her house
    Explanation
    At the end of chapter 7, Mrs. Joe brings the news that Miss Havisham, a wealthy and eccentric woman, wants Pip to go play at her house. This news is significant because it marks a turning point in Pip's life as he is given the opportunity to enter a higher social class and experience a different lifestyle. Miss Havisham's invitation also sets the stage for Pip's later encounters with Estella, Miss Havisham's adopted daughter, and his aspirations to become a gentleman.

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