Great Expectations Comprehension Test! Trivia Quiz

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Great Expectations Comprehension Test! Trivia Quiz

Have you ever read the novel Great Expectations? This quiz will tell the tale. In the novel, which is set in the early 1800s, it begins with a seven-year-old Pip. He is an orphan who longs to have a career as a blacksmith. This book takes you from childhood to adulthood. If you are reading the book and need a little help with your comprehension skills, this quiz is for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It is apparent midway through the novel that Miss Havisham raised Estella to _______.
    • A. 

      Become a house maiden

    • B. 

      Break the hearts of men

    • C. 

      Free her house of its dreadful curse

    • D. 

      Hide the secret hidden beneath the floor

  • 2. 
    While living in London, Pip admits to himself that any time he spends with _______ is constantly miserable.
    • A. 

      Estella

    • B. 

      Molly

    • C. 

      Mrs. Joe Gargery

    • D. 

      Mr. Jaggers

  • 3. 
    What is the most logical reason for Mrs. Joe's constantly insulting Pip and Joe during the early chapters of the book?
    • A. 

      She is insecure and angry that she has been left to care for Pip

    • B. 

      She is secretly in love with Mr. Jaggers and does not want Pip to find out

    • C. 

      She desires nothing more than to see Pip's brothers again

    • D. 

      She is mentally insane and believes all people to be her subjects

  • 4. 
    What was the "great expectation" that Pip expected for his twenty-first birthday?
    • A. 

      His benefactor would make her/himself known to Pip.

    • B. 

      Miss Havisham would give him more money.

    • C. 

      Estella would agree to marry him.

    • D. 

      He would finally get a job.

  • 5. 
    What is Pip's real name?
    • A. 

      Phillip Pirrip

    • B. 

      Herbert Peterson

    • C. 

      Pipulon the Magnificent

    • D. 

      Jack Phillip Jones

  • 6. 
    Which character was arrogant and unaware of his/her true parentage?
  • 7. 
    How does Bentley Drummle die?
    • A. 

      The convict from the marshes kills him

    • B. 

      His death is a mystery

    • C. 

      He is killed by Orlick

    • D. 

      He is thrown off a horse

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is the nickname that Pip gives to Herbert?
    • A. 

      Straight

    • B. 

      Handel

    • C. 

      The Tickler

    • D. 

      Camelot

  • 9. 
    Which of the following best describes Bentley Drummle?
    • A. 

      Savage and cruel

    • B. 

      Weak and easily frightened

    • C. 

      Frolicsome and fun loving

    • D. 

      Truthful and caring

  • 10. 
    When Mrs. Joe is attacked, what happens to her?
    • A. 

      She commits suicide

    • B. 

      She runs away and is never seen again

    • C. 

      She becomes a nicer, more caring woman

    • D. 

      She kills Joe Gargery

  • 11. 
    Which of the following characters is most embarrassed by Joe throughout the novel?
    • A. 

      Pip

    • B. 

      Biddy

    • C. 

      Ms. Havisham

    • D. 

      Estella

  • 12. 
    Whom does Pip initially believe to be his benefactor?
    • A. 

      His uncle, Pumblechook

    • B. 

      Estella's caretaker, Miss Havisham

    • C. 

      The convict in the marshes, Jaggers

    • D. 

      His sister, Mrs. Joe Gargery

  • 13. 
    Who is the father of Estella?
    • A. 

      Herbert

    • B. 

      Joe Gargery

    • C. 

      Abel Magwitch

    • D. 

      Wemmick

  • 14. 
    Who eventually marries Biddy?
    • A. 

      Pip

    • B. 

      Joe Gargery

    • C. 

      Mr. Jaggers

    • D. 

      Herbert

  • 15. 
    Which character's alter ego is named Georgiana M'Ria?
    • A. 

      Estella

    • B. 

      Mrs. Joe

    • C. 

      Biddy

    • D. 

      Miss Havisham

  • 16. 
    Pip's love for Biddy is shadowed by his love for _____.
    • A. 

      Molly

    • B. 

      Roberta

    • C. 

      Dina

    • D. 

      Estella

  • 17. 
    _____ is Pip's brother-in-law, yet he acts as Pip's actual father.
    • A. 

      Wemmick

    • B. 

      Pumblechook

    • C. 

      Mr. Jaggers

    • D. 

      Joe Gargery

  • 18. 
    Pip receives a notification from _____ that he is to go to London. This is the first sign of Pip's great expectations.
    • A. 

      Pumblechook

    • B. 

      Mr. Jaggers

    • C. 

      Miss Havisham

    • D. 

      Biddy

  • 19. 
    _____ believes that he/she is the cause of Pip's good fortune.
    • A. 

      Miss Havisham

    • B. 

      Mr. Jaggers

    • C. 

      Molly

    • D. 

      Pumblechook

  • 20. 
    _____ is responsible for the attack on Mrs. Joe and tried to kill Pip.
    • A. 

      Joe Gargery

    • B. 

      Herbert

    • C. 

      Orlick

    • D. 

      Biddy

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