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Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

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Part 1, Chapters 8 and 9 Questions and Answers

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Study Questions
1. What is the meaning of Satis?

2. At what time have all the clocks in Miss Havisham’s house stopped?

3. Who opens the gate to let Pip in at Miss Havisham’s?

4. What game does Pip play with Estella?

5. How is Miss Havisham dressed?

6. How does Estella hurt Pip’s feelings?

7. Who does Pip imagine he sees hanging from a beam in the brewery?

8. Why does Pip lie to Mrs. Joe and Uncle Pumblechook about his day at Miss Havisham’s?

9. Pip cannot lie to whom?

10. On what subject does Joe lecture Pip?

1. “Satis” in Satis House means enough.

2. All the clocks in Miss Havisham’s house have stopped at twenty minutes to nine.

3. Estella opens the gate for Pip.

4. Estella and Pip play a card game called “Beggar my Neighbor.”

5. Miss Havisham is dressed in a faded and yellowed wedding dress.

6. Estella calls Pip “boy” and brings attention to his thick boots and coarse hands.

7. Pip imagines he sees Miss Havisham hanging by her neck from a beam in the brewery.

8. He lies because he is afraid of being misunderstood. He also feels that he cannot relate the private lives of Miss Havisham and Estella to Mrs. Joe and Uncle Pumblechook.

9. Pip cannot lie to Joe.

10. Joe gently lectures Pip about honesty and not telling lies.

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