Book I, Chapters 14-15: Questions and Answers
1. Of what aspects of Sissy’s performance in school does Mr. Gradgrind complain?
2. What does Dickens mean when he writes that Gradgrind has become “one of the respected members for ounce weights and measure, one of the deaf honorable gentlemen, dumb honorable gentlemen, blind honorable gentlemen, dead honorable gentlemen, to every other consideration”?
3. When does Louisa give her father the same look as the night she was found peeping at the circus?
4. When Tom says to his sister, “It would do me a great deal of good if you were to make up your mind to I know what, Loo. It would be a splendid thing for me. It would be uncommonly jolly!” what is he alluding...
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