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Literature - Final Exam - A Tale of Two Cities Questions
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What is the name that Defarge called himself and the other revolutionaries?
What does Lucie think the echoes in her house mean?
People are coming to intrude into her family's life.
What was Madame Defarge's relation to the girl that got raped?
She was her younger sister.
Who is "The Vengeance"?
Madame Defarge's Lieutenant.
What was represented by Madame Defarge and Miss Pross' encounter?
Those who care vs. those who want to kill, opposites fight.
How are Madame Defarge and Monsieur Defarge different?
Madame Defarge is bloodthirsty while Defarge is civilized.
Why does guilt have a big role in the story?
Because if it wasn't for guilt, Darnay wouldn't have gone to France and Carton wouldn't have died.
What is Charles Darnay's real family name?
Who is the person of authority who conducts Darnay into the barrier station for questioning?
Why do Madame Defarge and The Vengeance want to meet Lucie and her child?
They want to see the faces of the people that they want to kill.
Where do Sydney and Charles first meet?
Courtroom, during Charles' trial.
What did Lucie do for Charles to see her while he is still in prison?
She stood near the woodcutter's house where Charles was able to see her.
Why does Madame Defarge want revenge against the Evremondes?
She wants revenge because she is the younger sister of the girl who was raped and died.
Who saves Charles Darnay from the first trial?
His lookalike, Sydney Carton.
What is the difference between Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton?
Darnay is more mannerly and respectful of others, while Carton is withdrawn from others and does not care about anyone but himself.
What are the blue flies that are buzzing?
The buzz of the people in the audience in the court.
What is peculiar about the looks of Darnay and Carton?
They look similar.
What was the verdict of the first trial?
Charles is proved not guilty.
Where does Mr. Lorry work?
How did Madame Defarge die?
She got shot as she was fighting with Miss Pross.
What was Madame Defarge knitting? (not literally)
The names of those to be killed.
What is going on in France?
The French Revolution.
What caused the hatred Sydney had toward Darnay?
Darnay was a symbol of what Carton could never beome.
What did Stryver expect from Lucie as a wife?
He expected her to be very subservient and someone nice to come home to.
How did the Defarges act when they were first introduced?
They were mysterious.
Name at least three major characters who died in the story.
The Marquis (Darnay's uncle), Madame Defarge, and Sydney Carton.
What did Carton realize at the end of the story? How did he realize it?
By taking Darnay's place at the guillotine, Carton found his purpose in life.
Describe how Carton saved Darnay.
Carton changed places with Darnay by switching clothes with him, drugging Darnay, and literally switching places with him.
Who is the lion and who is the jackal? Why are these names appropriate?
Stryver is the lion, Carton is the Jackal, because the lion always takes the center stage, but the Jackal lurks in the background.
What two things happen in Lucie's life at the beginning of Chapter 21?
Lucie has children with Darnay and her son dies.
Why does Sydney fake his poor French while speaking to the Defarges?
He's setting up the scenario to make it look like Sydney is an Englishman that doesn't know French in case they ever talk to Charles if he escapes the prison.
Why does Barsad decide to help Syndey with his problem?
Because Sydney knows Barsad as a double agent and he can reveal him to the people, since no one likes spies.
Why does Madame Defarge want to kill Lucie?
Because she is now a part of the Evremonde family and Madame Defarge has a vengeance against them.
What was the crime accused of the seamstress that was talking to Carton?
They said she was accused of plots.
How does Darnay escape?
Carton put him to sleep and brought him out and acted like Darnay.
What happened to Pross in the end?
She lost her hearing.
What is over the prisoner's head? Why?
A mirror is over the prisoner's head to angle light directly to the prisoner.
What does the court suspect Darnay has done?
The court suspects Darnay of being a spy.
Who is the chief witness for the prosecution?
Why did Carton sacrifice himself to die in the place of Darnay?
Carton dies for Darnay for the sake and happiness of Lucie and her family, and because he finds his purpose in life.
Why does Madame Defarge hate the Evremonde family with such hatred and passion?
Madame Defarge's family was oppressed by the Evremondes.
Describe the type of person Sydney Carton has changed to become, and state his importance in the story.
Sydney Carton is now a compassionate, considerate, brave, willing man. His importance in the story is that he dies in the place of Darnay.
Why does Charles Dickens use the title "A Tale of Two Cities"
Because it is a story that takes place between two cities.
What does the wine spilling represent?
What does Carton's face look like when he dies
He looks peaceful.
Who ran over Gaspard's son?
The Marquis (Charles Darnay's uncle).
What is the name of Lucie's father?
Dr. Alexander Manette.
What happened to Ms. Pross at the end of the story after her struggle with Madame Defarge?
She becomes deaf.
Who talks with the officials during the Darnays' escape from France?
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