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Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

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Part 2, Chapters 32 and 33 Questions and Answers

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1. Pip receives a note. Who is it from?

2. Who is coming to London?

3. Where does Mr. Wemmick take Pip?

4. What is Pip’s impression of Newgate Prison?

5. What is Mr. Wemmick’s relationship with the prisoners?

6. A simile is used to compare Mr. Wemmick in Newgate Prison to something else. What is it?

7. Where is Estella to live?

8. Why is Estella moving to Richmond?

9. How do Miss Havisham’s relatives feel about Pip?

10. Mr. Pocket is a lecturer on “domestic economy.” Why is this ironic?

1. The note Pip receives is from Estella.

2. Estella is coming to London the day after tomorrow.

3. Mr. Wemmick takes Pip to Newgate Prison.

4. Pip finds Newgate Prison to be a dirty, dismal, and depressing place.

5. Mr. Wemmick is popular with the prisoners. He speaks with them but maintains an aloofness from them.

6. Mr. Wemmick, walking among the prisoners, is compared to a gardener walking among his plants.

7. Estella is to live in Richmond.

8. Estella is moving to Richmond to live with a lady of high position in order that she may be introduced into society.

9. Miss Havisham’s relatives dislike Pip. Estella tells Pip that they “watch you, misrepresent you, write letters about you (anonymous sometimes), and you are the torment and occupation of their lives. You can scarcely realize to yourself the hatred those people feel for you.”

10. Mr. Pocket’s lectures on “domestic economy” are ironic because he cannot manage his own children or servants.

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