A STEP BEYOND
_____ 1. In the early part of the novel, Carton's life is described as one of
B. "promise in shackles"
C. "rust and repose"
B. "Sic semper tyrannis"
C. "May you rot in hell"
B. learned of Darnay's parentage
C. saw the pile of shoes
B. it would have enraged the Defarges
C. Darnay would not have been summoned back to France
B. La Guillotine
C. Mme. Defarge
B. the popular song of the Revolution
C. Mme. Defarge's knitting register
B. revealing that Roger Cly had not been executed and buried
C. exposing Solomon Pross as John Barsad
B. her sister had been killed by Darnay's family
C. her father had been Dr. Manette's cellmate
B. were to accompany Darnay to the guillotine
C. were part of the citizens' revolutionary tribunal
B. secured the roster of doomed noblemen
C. endangered the lives of Lucie and her little daughter
11. The novel's leading themes of resurrection and sacrifice (renunciation) are intertwined. Discuss.
12. Sydney Carton's great sacrifice is, on the whole, a life-affirming act. Support or refute, giving evidence from the novel.
13. Dr. Manette's prison experience has good as well as bad effects on his personality. Discuss.
14. Excluding Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, give three pairs of doubles in the novel and explain their significance.
15. Compare the two cities, London and Paris, in this novel.
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