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Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

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Part 2, Chapters 34 and 35 Questions and Answers

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1. Does Pip’s fortune bring him happiness?

2. Pip feels guilty for his part in getting someone in debt. Who is it?

3. Why doesn’t Pip pay Herbert’s debts?

4. When Herbert and Pip try to straighten out their affairs, what is accomplished?

5. Pip receives a letter from Trabb and Co. What does it say?

6. Why is Biddy going to leave the forge now?

7. What is Biddy going to do to earn a living?

8. Who is still lurking around the forge spying on Biddy?

9. What does Pip promise Biddy?

10. What is Biddy’s response to Pip’s promise?

1. Pip’s fortune has only brought unhappiness and guilt.

2. Pip feels guilty for getting Herbert in debt.

3. Pip is getting into debt himself, and Herbert would never allow Pip to pay for any of his debts because of pride.

4. Pip and Herbert make a big show of sorting out their bills; however, not much is actually accomplished.

5. The letter from Trabb and Co. states that Mrs. Joe Gargery has died, and the funeral will be the following Monday at three o’clock in the afternoon.

6. Biddy must leave the forge now because it would not be proper for her to stay there with only Joe.

7. Biddy is going to try to get the place of mistress in the new school and teach.

8. Orlick is still lurking around the forge spying on Biddy.

9. Pip promises Biddy that he will return often to see Joe.

10. Biddy does not say anything to Pip’s promise. She knows that Pip is only feeling guilt for Joe and that he will not return.

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