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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - Barron's Booknotes
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_____ 1. Jaggers mysteriously calls attention to

A. Wemmick's pocket watch
B. Molly's scarred wrist
C. Drummle's handwriting

_____ 2. When Joe visits London, Pip

A. renews their friendship with gusto
B. realizes the common man's superiority
C. fears being ridiculed by Drummle

_____ 3. "It's me wot has done it!" is spoken to Pip by

A. his brother-in-law, Joe Gargery
B. his benefactor, Abel Magwitch
C. his nemesis, Orlick

_____ 4. Which of these matchups is incorrect

A. Pip - Philip Pirrip
B. Compeyson - Bill Barley
C. Provis - Campbell

_____ 5. Estella's mother

A. terrified Miss Havisham into adopting the little girl
B. was saved from the hangman by Jaggers
C. secretly wanted Pip to marry her

_____ 6. Miss Havisham urged Pip to write

A. "I forgive her"
B. "She died of a broken heart"
C. "All beauty is vanity"

_____ 7. Both Pip and his sister were victims of

A. Orlick
B. Jaggers
C. Compeyson

_____ 8. Without hopes of "great expectations," Pip

A. has to break his engagement to Estella
B. is depressed yet elated
C. behaves in a more decent fashion

_____ 9. Dickens' theme may be stated as

A. true goodness does not depend upon wealth or social status
B. good deeds are their own reward
C. you cannot tell a book by its cover

_____ 10. The ending of the book is noteworthy because

A. it contains the same words as the opening sentence
B. it differed sharply from other Victorian novels
C. Dickens wrote it two different ways

11. Discuss the river as a symbol of life.

12. Discuss the importance of friendship in this novel.

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