A Tale of Two Cities: Dickens' Novel of the French Revolution


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A Tale of Two Cities takes context within the _____.

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1. What did Dornay keep secret from Lucie and her father?

2. How is Darnay's imprisonment reflective of the French Revolution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is A Tale of Two Cities about, and what themes are explored in the novel? This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test your understanding of this classic book by Charles Dickens.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The theme reflected in the novel's opening line
  • Major characters and their relationships
  • An event that reflects the theme of resurrection
  • A code name used by revolutionaries in the novel

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension: ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about A Tale of Two Cities
  • Making connections: use understanding of the concepts of such themes as duality and resurrection
  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained to answer questions about the plot of the novel

Additional Learning

To learn more about this historical novel, review the accompanying lesson called A Tale of Two Cities: Dickens' Novel of the French Revolution. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Summarizes each of the three books that make up the novel
  • Lists the important characters
  • Discusses major themes of the story
  • Explores the popularity of the novel