Great Expectations Part 1, Chapter 18 and 19 Questions and Answers

Charles Dickens

Part 1, Chapter 18 and 19 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. Who informs Pip that he has great expectations?

2. What are the three stipulations of the inheritance?

3. Who is to be Pip’s guardian while he is in London?

4. Who is to be Pip’s tutor while he is in London?

5. When Mr. Jaggers offers Joe money to compensate for the loss of Pip’s services, what does the blacksmith do?

6. Who does Pip believe is his benefactor?

7. Why does Pip visit Mr. Trabb, the tailor?

8. How does the reader know that Biddy understands Joe better than Pip does?

9. How has the behavior of Mr. Pumblechook and Mr. Trabb changed toward Pip?

10. Where is Pip going at the end of Chapter 19?

Answers
1. Mr. Jaggers, a lawyer from London, informs Pip of his great expectations.

2. The three conditions of the inheritance are as follows:
He must always keep the name of Pip.
The name of the benefactor will remain a secret until that person decides to reveal it to him.
Pip is never to inquire or question anyone concerning the identity of the benefactor.

3. Mr. Jaggers is to be Pip’s guardian.

4. Matthew Pocket is to be Pip’s tutor in London.

5. Joe refuses the money and replies that money cannot compensate “for the loss of the little child.”

6. Pip believes Miss Havisham to be his benefactor.

7. Pip asks Mr. Trabb to make him new clothes for his journey to London.

8. Pip is forgetting about Joe’s pride. Biddy understands Joe’s worth as he is.

9. Both men now call him “Sir.” They offer the best they have and treat him with new respect—a respect brought about by money.

10. Pip is on his way to London to become more educated and to become a gentleman.