A Tale Of Two Cities: Book One

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A Tale Of Two Cities: Book One

A tale of two cities is one that shows us the story of a girl who thought she was all alone but comes to know that there is someone who has been searching for her for a long time, her father. Have you read the book in detail? This assessment measures student comprehension of the key concepts pertaining to A Tale of Two Cities.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The novel opens with this line:
    • A. 

      It was the best of times; it was the worst of times

    • B. 

      A peasant is executed because he did not bow down to a procession of monks

    • C. 

      The beginning of the American Revolution

    • D. 

      It was for the best and the worst of times

    • E. 

      It was the better of times; it was the worser of times

  • 2. 
    Which of the following does NOT occur in the first chaper of the novel?
    • A. 

      "It was the best of time"

    • B. 

      A youth is executed for not bowing to a procession of monks

    • C. 

      The highwaymen rob and murder people in England

    • D. 

      A message is delivered to Mr. Lorry to meet a woman at Dover

    • E. 

      The two countries are mentioned: France and England

  • 3. 
    Which of the following explains what will happen when Mr. Lorry meets Lucie at Dover?
    • A. 

      It was the of times; it was the worst of times

    • B. 

      Lucie hears the news that her long lost father is dead

    • C. 

      Lorry tells Lucie that her father has been found in Paris

    • D. 

      A youth is sentenced to be executed for not bowing to a procession of monks

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    When Dickens writes that "Hunger stared down the street", he uses this literary device:
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Imagery

    • E. 

      The main idea

  • 5. 
    All of the following took place in Paris when Lucie and Lorry arrive with the exception of one event:
    • A. 

      Lucie finds her father in the wineshop

    • B. 

      Dr. Manette does not realize his real name and occupation

    • C. 

      Dr. Manette is making shoes and has difficulty recognizing Lucie as his daughter

    • D. 

      The peasants drink the wine from the street because they are protesting the King

    • E. 

      A man writes BLOOD on the wall, symbolizing the revolution that will come

  • 6. 
    A Tale of Two Cities features London and ________________
  • 7. 
    This literary device means giving an inanimate object human characteristics: ____________
  • 8. 
    This man is a symbol for reason and is a "man of business"
    • A. 

      Dickens

    • B. 

      Dr. Manette

    • C. 

      Mr. Lorry

    • D. 

      The French youth

    • E. 

      The shoemaker

    • F. 

      Mr. Defarge

  • 9. 
    This person represents emotion in the way he/she responds to a crisis in Book One:
    • A. 

      Mr. Lorry

    • B. 

      Dr. Manette

    • C. 

      Lucie

    • D. 

      Mr. Defarge

    • E. 

      Miss Pross

  • 10. 
    Which of the following BEST illustrates the MAIN IDEA or the THEME of the novel A Tale of Two Cities?
    • A. 

      The novel focuses on the poverty of the poor people in France

    • B. 

      The regilious class and the wealthy oppressed the poor

    • C. 

      "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times"

    • D. 

      Lucie found her long lost father alive in France.

    • E. 

      The time period was one of great revolutions: the American and French revolutions.

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