Great Expectations Ch. 8-12

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Great Expectations Ch. 8-12 - Quiz

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Identify Miss Havisham

    • A.

      Town School Teacher

    • B.

      Joe's Aunt

    • C.

      An elderly spinster jilted on her wedding day

    • D.

      The minister's niece

    Correct Answer
    C. An elderly spinster jilted on her wedding day
    Explanation
    Miss Havisham is described as an elderly spinster who was left at the altar on her wedding day. This event had a profound impact on her life, causing her to become bitter and reclusive. She is a central character in Charles Dickens' novel "Great Expectations," where her decaying mansion and her adopted daughter, Estella, play crucial roles in the story. Miss Havisham's character represents the consequences of heartbreak and the destructive power of holding onto the past.

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  • 2. 

    Identify Estella

    • A.

      The daughter of Biddy

    • B.

      A young girl raised by Miss Havisham

    • C.

      A nurse

    • D.

      Miss Havisham's companion

    Correct Answer
    B. A young girl raised by Miss Havisham
    Explanation
    Estella is described as a young girl raised by Miss Havisham. This suggests that she was brought up and cared for by Miss Havisham, indicating a close relationship between the two. The fact that Estella is referred to as a "young girl" implies that she is not yet an adult, further emphasizing her youthfulness. This information helps to identify Estella as someone who has a significant connection to Miss Havisham and plays a role in the story.

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  • 3. 

    Identify Biddy.

    • A.

      Mr. Wopsle's niece

    • B.

      The housekeeper

    • C.

      Estella's daughter

    • D.

      Havisham's nephew

    Correct Answer
    A. Mr. Wopsle's niece
    Explanation
    Biddy is Mr. Wopsle's niece.

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  • 4. 

    How does Pip describe Miss Havisham's House?

    • A.

      He says it is like a castle with golf candlesticks and marble fireplaces.

    • B.

      He tells them it is dark, gloomy, and decaying.

    • C.

      He describes extravagance and splendor with a velvet coach, dogs, and games with flags.

    • D.

      He tells them it is gaudy and overdone with mirrors, a ballroom, and two rooms full of knickknacks from around the world.

    Correct Answer
    C. He describes extravagance and splendor with a velvet coach, dogs, and games with flags.
    Explanation
    Pip describes Miss Havisham's house as a place of extravagance and splendor, mentioning a velvet coach, dogs, and games with flags. This implies that the house is opulent and luxurious, with lavish furnishings and extravagant decorations.

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  • 5. 

    Why doesn't Pip tell the truth about Miss Havisham?

    • A.

      She has threatened to beat him if he does.

    • B.

      He is afraid of being misunderstood, or thought to be insulting her.

    • C.

      He wants Ms. Joe to be jealous of his good fortune.

    • D.

      He think he will not be allowed to return if the truth is known.

    Correct Answer
    B. He is afraid of being misunderstood, or thought to be insulting her.
    Explanation
    Pip doesn't tell the truth about Miss Havisham because he is afraid of being misunderstood or thought to be insulting her. This suggests that Pip is aware of the delicate nature of Miss Havisham's feelings and wants to avoid hurting her or causing any harm. He may also fear that revealing the truth could damage their relationship or lead to negative consequences for himself. Therefore, to maintain a positive and respectful image, Pip chooses to withhold the truth about Miss Havisham.

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  • 6. 

    How does Pip feel about himself after first meeting Miss Havisham?

    • A.

      Coarse and common and no longer wants to be a blacksmith.

    • B.

      Lucky - to be raised by hand by Mrs. Joe

    • C.

      Pleased because of his ability to cheer up a sad person.

    • D.

      Feels proud of his humble life

    Correct Answer
    A. Coarse and common and no longer wants to be a blacksmith.
    Explanation
    After Pip's first meeting with Miss Havisham, he feels coarse and common, which suggests that he feels inadequate and inferior in comparison to her higher social status. This encounter with Miss Havisham, who belongs to the upper class, makes Pip aspire to rise above his current social standing as a blacksmith. He no longer wants to continue working as a blacksmith and desires a different, more refined life for himself.

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  • 7. 

    What does Pip want from Biddy?

    • A.

      To visit Miss Havisham with him

    • B.

      To live with her to escape his miserable house.

    • C.

      To know everything she knows about his parents

    • D.

      Wants her to teach him to read and write.

    Correct Answer
    D. Wants her to teach him to read and write.
    Explanation
    Pip wants Biddy to teach him to read and write. This can be inferred from the given options as the other options do not mention anything about teaching him to read and write. Additionally, learning to read and write is a valuable skill that Pip desires to acquire, which is why he wants Biddy to help him with it.

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  • 8. 

    How is Pip reminded of "his convict" at the Jolly Bargemen?

    • A.

      The soldiers are in there. They recognize Joe as the blacksmith, and are talking about the arrest.

    • B.

      The innkeeper has a pair of filed-apart ankle chains hanging on the wall. He says he has recently found them in the marsh.

    • C.

      Mr. Wopsle gets drunk and starts talking about it.

    • D.

      Another patron (also a convict) uses Joe's file to stir his drink, and gives Pip money.

    Correct Answer
    D. Another patron (also a convict) uses Joe's file to stir his drink, and gives Pip money.
    Explanation
    At the Jolly Bargemen, Pip is reminded of "his convict" when another patron, who is also a convict, uses Joe's file to stir his drink and gives Pip money. This action connects Pip to his past encounter with the convict, as the file was originally stolen from Joe's forge by the convict. The fact that the patron is also a convict further reinforces the connection and reminds Pip of his own involvement with criminals.

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  • 9. 

    "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron..." (Look up the rest of the quote in the book or your notes).  Explain the significance of this quote with regard to Pip.

    • A.

      He is falling in love with Estella

    • B.

      It is his fate to be a blacksmith because his parents are dead and he has to do what his sister wants.

    • C.

      His whole life has changed by meeting the convict

    • D.

      Miss Havisham has been a bad influence on him

    Correct Answer
    C. His whole life has changed by meeting the convict
    Explanation
    The quote signifies the profound impact that meeting the convict has had on Pip's life. It suggests that this encounter has set off a chain of events that have altered the course of Pip's existence. It implies that his life has been completely transformed and will never be the same again. The meeting with the convict has brought about a series of circumstances and opportunities that have shaped Pip's character, relationships, and aspirations.

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