Charles Dickens 2 - Answers

Published: Tuesday 3rd January 2012
  1. What is the occupation of Sydney Carton in "A Tale of Two Cities"? A Barrister.
  2. Who was Jacob Marley's partner? Ebenezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol).
  3. Who was the Headmaster of Dotheboys Hall? Wackford Squeers.
  4. In which of Dickens novels do the following characters appear, [a] Uriah Heep, [b] Pecksniff, [c] Gradgrind, [d] Robin Toodle and [e] Mrs Bardell [a] "David Copperfield", [b] "Martin Chuzzlewit", [c] "Hard Times", [d] "Dombey & Sons" and [e] "The Pickwick Papers".
  5. In "Oliver Twist" what was the Artful Dodger's real name? Jack Dawkins.
  6. Who is the main character in "Great Expectations"? Philip Pirrip [Pip].
  7. Which long running court case is at the heart of "Bleak House"? Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce.
  8. Who is found dead in the Thames in the opening chapters of "Our Mutual Friend"? John Harmon.
  9. Who is Mr Pickwick's valet in "Pickwick Papers"? Sam Weller.
  10. What historical events form the background to "Barnaby Rudge"? The Gordon Riots.
  11. Who lives at "The Old Curiosity Shop" at the beginning of the novel? Nell Trent and her maternal Grandfather [never given a name].
  12. Which of Dickens novels was subtitled "The Parish Boy's Progress"? "Oliver Twist".
  13. In "A Tale of Two Cities" who uses knitting as a form of communication the names of people she will have killed? Madame Defarge.
  14. Where was Little Dorrit born? In Marshalsea debtors prison.
  15. What was the occupation of Joe Gargery in "Great Expectations"? A Blacksmith.
  16. What was the fate of the following characters, [a] Bill Sikes (Oliver Twist), [b] Ham (David Copperfield), [c] Squeers (Nicholas Nickleby), [d] Compeyson (Great Expectations) and [e] Sydney Carton (A Tale of Two Cities) [a] Accidently hangs himself, [b] Drowned while attempting to rescue James Steerforth,[c] Transported to Australia, [d]Drown by Magwitch and [e]Guillotined.
  17. Of whom was it said "he'd make a lovely corpse"? Jonas Chuzzelwit.
  18. Who is the main female character in "Bleak House"? Esther Summerson.
  19. In "Oliver Twist" who finally adopts Oliver? Mrs Brownlow.
  20. Who is the uncle of Edwin Drood that Dickens final novel centres on? John Jasper.

4 Comments

  1. SB says:

    It is Jarndyce not Jamdyce question 7.

  2. KensQuiz says:

    Thanks SB -answer changed.

  3. John Taylor says:

    WHAT IS THE ANSWER TO 16C ?
    THANKS

  4. KensQuiz says:

    Thanks John,
    I’ve now added the answer.

    Ken

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