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1. B
2. C
3. B
4. B
5. B
6. A
7. A
8. C
9. A
10. C

11. In your first paragraph, describe the scene on the river
where Magwitch compares the river to life. Explain what's
happening in the book at this point. Then briefly interpret what
Magwitch says.

Go on to discuss other scenes in which the river appears, and
relate them to Magwitch's metaphor. Then expand the
metaphor even farther. Talk about life in general as it appears
in this book. How does it support Magwitch's comparison?

12. First, jot down a list of various friendships. Most of these
will probably be Pip plus somebody else, like Joe or Herbert or
Wemmick, but add any others you think of. Put a star next to
the good friendships, and an arrow by the bad ones.

Then you can structure your answer in two different ways.

You can discuss all the good friendships first, and then all the
bad ones. Wrap up your discussion by talking about how
friends affect the plot and illustrate certain themes of the novel.

Or, since Pip is the main character, you could discuss Pip's
friendships first, and then other friendships. Then you would
wrap up this discussion by explaining what Pip learns about
friendship, and how other friendships in the book relate to that.

Whichever way you choose to answer this question, be sure
you talk about specific deeds of friendship, such as Pip trying
to teach Joe how to read, or Herbert rescuing Pip, or
Compeyson and Arthur Havisham scheming together to
swindle Miss Havisham. End by telling your readers how you
feel about these deeds.

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