Charles Dickens’ Books Quiz
In what city is "A Tale of Two Cities" primarily set?
- While the novel does feature scenes in London, the majority of the story takes place in Paris during the French Revolution.
In "Great Expectations", what is the name of the eccentric recluse who becomes Pip's benefactor?
- While Miss Havisham and Estella are important characters in the story, it is actually the escaped convict Abel Magwitch who provides Pip with his fortune.
What is the name of Scrooge's deceased business partner in "A Christmas Carol"?
- Marley's ghost appears to Scrooge at the beginning of the story and warns him of the impending visits from the three spirits of Christmas.
What is the name of the schoolmaster in "Nicholas Nickleby" who mistreats his students?
- Mr. Squeers runs the boarding school Dotheboys Hall, where he subjects his pupils to cruel and inhumane treatment.
In "David Copperfield", what is the name of David's cruel stepfather?
- Mr. Murdstone marries David's mother and proceeds to abuse both her and David, eventually sending the young boy to work in a factory.
What is the name of the hero in "The Pickwick Papers"?
- Mr. Samuel Pickwick is the leader of the Pickwick Club and the main character of the novel.
In "Bleak House", what is the name of the never-ending legal case that drives the plot?
- The Jarndyce v. Jarndyce case is a long-running legal dispute that consumes the lives of several characters in the novel.
What is the name of the villainous moneylender in "Our Mutual Friend"?
- Quilp is a cruel and manipulative character who preys on the vulnerable and desperate.
In "Hard Times", what is the name of the factory owner who values facts and figures over compassion and empathy?
- Gradgrind's philosophy of "facts and nothing but facts" leads him to treat his workers and family with a cold and calculating attitude.
In "The Chimes", what is the name of the poor messenger who is visited by spirits on New Year's Eve?
- Grub is a gravedigger who is visited by goblins on Christmas Eve and shown visions of his destiny.